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

Thursday, December 11, 1947
10:30 am Press and Radio Conference [Public Papers]
11:00 am Senator H. Alexander Smith, N. J.
Congressman Charles A. Wolverton, N. J.
(Senator Smith phoned Mr. Matthew Connelly yesterday to ask if
they might come up and discuss National Science
Foundation with the President)
11:15 am (Honorable James R. Wade, Collector of Customs, St.
Louis, Missouri)
(Came to see Mr. Matthew Connelly and to see the President
off the record.)
11:30 am Mr. Powell B. McHenry, of Boston
Admiral Sidney Souers
(This appointment was arranged by Admiral Sidney Souers)
11:45 am Mr. Frank Stanton, President, CBS
(Brought the President one of the albums of his
speeches which he had made up for him)
12:00 pm The President received a group from the Washington
  Churchmen's Seminar:
  Mrs. Jessie Daniel Ames J. N. Armstrong
  R. N. Barchelder Mrs. Earl Breeding
  Orville Brummer Alexander Chandler
  Donald B. Cloward Fern Colborn
  Mrs. S. T. Cushing Helen Darby
  Doris P. Dennison Orithy Dowdy
  Lawrence Durgin Mrs. Leon W. Ellis
  Robert A. Fangmeier John A. Gardner
  Mrs. Paul Gebhard Mrs. Dwight Hendryx
  Mrs. A. R. Henry John P. Jones
  Thomas B. Keehn H. Calvin Knock
  Harland G. Lewis Eric M. Lindblade
  Mrs. J. R. Lockwood Marilyn Lowell
  Mrs. Fred E. Luchs Mrs. W. G. Mather
  Kenneth L. Maxwell Mrs. E. E. Morrill
  Mrs. Floyd Mulkey Frances C. McLester
  Mrs. Thelma Pallette Paul Poling
  Mrs. Fred G. Poole Mrs. Edwin B. Powers
  Mrs. Stephen Pronke Alfred H. Rapp
  Lloyd P. Rice D. R. Sharpe
  Walter W. Sikes Weston Smith
  Elizabeth Thompson Mrs. A. A. Van Voorhies
  Alfred B. Wangman Mrs. Alfred B. Wangman
  Clyde Watford Lilian K. Watford
  Ronald Wells Mrs. Louis C. West
  Arthur S. Wheellock Raymond Wilson
  Mrs. Jean H. Wright
  (This seminar being conducted under the auspices of
  Congregational-Christian Churches, Northern Baptist
  Convention, Presbyterian Churches, USA, Methodist
  Church and United Council of Church Women. Those
  participating are ministers and lay people from
  important churches of these organizations in many
  states. They are meeting in the interest of
  European recovery program and they asked for this
  appointment with the President, feeling it would be
  of great value to their efforts.)
12:15 pm Senator Dennis Chavez, N. Mexico
(Phoned Mr. Matthew Connelly yesterday to ask for this.)
12:30 pm Honorable Robert Lovett, Under Secretary of State
(Usual Thursday appointment)
1:00 pm (Lunch)
(The following lunched at the White House with the President:
(Senator Alben W. Barkley, Ky.)
(Senator Carl Hatch, Ariz.)
(Honorable Lewis Schwellenbach)
(Honorable Sherman Minton)
(Honorable Edward Burke)
(Honorable Leslie Biffle)
3:25 pm (Senator Millard Tydings, Maryland)
3:30 pm The President presented the D.S.M. to Admiral Chester
  W. Nimitz. The following guests were present for the
  Congressman Walter G. Andrews John Nicholas Brown
  Admiral W. H. P. Blandy Vice Adm. Robert B. Carney
  General Clifton B. Cates Vice Adm. Donald B. Duncan
  Adm. Louis E. Denfeld Mrs. Hamilton Dinsmoore
  Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Hon. James V. Forrestal
  Adm. Joseph Farley Vice Adm. William Fechteler
  Sen. Chan Gurney Vice Adm. John H. Hoover
  Vice Adm. Harry W. Hill Hon. John Kenney
  Vice Adm. Chas. H. McMorris Vice Adm. John L. McCrea
  Mrs. Chester W. Nimitz Miss Nancy Nimitz
  Hon. Kenneth Royall Adm. DeWitt C. Ramsey
  Vice Adm. A. W. Radford Hon. John L. Sullivan
  Sec. of the Air Force Stuart Symington Vice Adm. Forrest Sherman
  Sen. Millard E. Tydings Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg
  Gen. Archer Vandegrift Cong. Carl Vinson
  Captain Eller
  (This ceremony was planned as a surprise for Admiral
    [Public Papers: Citation Accompanying the Distinguished Service Medal Presented to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz]
5:55 pm (The President and Mrs. Truman attend a reception at
the Carlton Hotel, given by the Secretary of the Navy
[John L. Sullivan], the Under Secretary of the Navy, the
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, in honor
of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, and General
Alaxander A. Vandergrift, USMC)
9:25 pm (The President paid surprise visit to the dinner in
honor of the new Postmaster General, Honorable
Jesse Donaldson, which held at the Mayflower Hotel.)

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