Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

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This Presidential Appointments Calendar is based upon the records contained in the
Matthew J. Connelly Files


Friday, March 8, 1946
   
Executive Orders:  [9702 CREATING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE ALTON RAILROAD COMPANY AND OTHER CARRIERS, AND CERTAIN OF THEIR EMPLOYEES]
10:00 am Cabinet Meeting [minutes]
(Agenda attached - All present except Treasury and Commerce)
11:00 am Press and Radio Conference [Public Papers]
11:30 am Senator Brien McMahon, Conn.
(Phoned late yesterday to ask for this appointment)
11:45 am The President signed War Ship Sales Bill in presence of
Vice Admiral Emory S. Land and Sen. George L. Radcliffe.
12:00 pm Hon. Richard V. Keane
(Will be accompanied by Mr. Oldham, one of the subordinates at
Australian legation. The Minister is ill and unable to bring
Keane, who is a Senator, leader of Government Party in Australia,
and Minister of Trade and Customs, in Washington 4th to 9th,
and the Australian Minister expressed hope the President could
receive Senator Keane)
12:15 pm The President received certificate of honorary membership from
Reserve Officers of the Naval Services as follows: Lt. John H.
Archer, Philadelphia, Pa.; Comdr. Thurmond Chatham, Elkin, N.C.;
Capt. Merle Gulic, New York City,; Lt. Comdr. Minor Hudson,
Washington, D.C.; Lt. Comdr. H.B. O'Neill, Washington, D.C.;
Rear Adm. Sidney Souers; Lt. Comdr. H.F. Byrd, Jr., Winchester, Va.;
Comdr. Earl D. Chesney, Washington, D.C.; Col. James Keating,
Arlington,Va.; Lt. Comdr. William Leckie, Arlington, Va.;
Captain George S. Piper, New York City; Comdr. B.J. Davnille,
Washington, D.C.
(We have been trying to arrange this since last November, when
the President first told Commodore Vardaman he would accept,
but Mr. George Piper, President, was going away or for various
reasons unable to get here)
12:30 pm The President presented the Medal for Merit to: Hon. J. Edgar
Hoover; Col. John Monroe Johnson; Mr. John J. Pelley. Those
who attended: Mrs. J.J. Pelley; Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Clements;
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Brandon; Mrs. George E. Allen; Mrs. J.M. Johnson;
Col. Louis A. Johnson; Dr. Bowman Elder; Mr. Sam W. Reynolds;
Mr. Horace G. Smithy; Mr. Homer C. King; Mr. W.C. Kendall;
Mr. C.H. Buford; Hon. James F. Byrnes; Hon. Fred M. Vinson; Hon.
Scott W. Lucas; Hon. Stephen Early; Admiral J.L. Holloway; Captain
H.A. Yeager; General Paul F. Yount; Hon. Tom C. Clark;
Mr. James P. McGranery; Mr. Clyde Tolson; Dr. F.M. Davenport.
    [Public Papers: Citation Accompanying the Medal for Merit Presented to J. Edgar Hoover]
    [Public Papers: Citation Accompanying the Medal for Merit Presented to John Monroe Johnson]
    [Public Papers: Citation Accompanying the Medal for Merit Presented to John J. Pelley]
1:00 pm (Lunch)
3:00 pm (Major F.D. Whittaker; Mr. Bruce Zerkle)
3:45 pm (Left office to go aboard USS WILLIAMSBURG)


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