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1965 (Dec.) White House Meetings With Transportation Stakeholders

This is a series of White House memos from December 1965 relating to outreach sessions held with transportation stakeholder groups to solicit their opinions in an off-the-record setting on two prongs of the draft 1966 Johnson Administration legislative agenda for transportation: the creation of a Department of Transportation and economic regulatory reform.

Included in this PDF file are six documents:

  • A December 9, 1965 set of talking points for the meetings (probably from White House aide Lee White, who organized┬áthe meetings and conducted them along with White House domestic policy chief Joseph Califano, Jr.).
  • An undated handwritten list of possible attendees.
  • White’s summary of the December 11, 1965 meeting with railroad interests.
  • White’s summary of the December 14, 1965 meeting with trucking interests (including Malcolm McLean – yes, the Malcolm McLean).
  • White’s summary of the December 15, 1965 meeting with inland waterways interests.
  • White’s summary of the December 22, 1965 meeting with airline interests.
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