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Below is a fairly significant document......

White House Telephone Calls recorded on November 22, 1963

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=3

The following list of telephone calls were recorded by the White House switchboard on 22 NOV 1963. The Attorney General

referred to as AG in the listing) was involved in 18 calls during the day in question. Of these 18 calls two were with newly sworn in Pres. Johnson.

1. 934 P MCCONE CLD BUNDY MTG LW OK

2. 949 P MANATOS CLD PMG OK

3. 12:00 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA OK

4. 2:00 P MCCONE CLD AG OK

5. 2:05 P CELEBREZZE* CLD FELDMAN IN JAPAN UNTIL 29TH OK

6. 2:08 P MRS. SHRIVER CLD AG OK

7. 2:10 P SECY BALL WANTS RUSK EN ROUTE FR HONOLULU ON PLANE OK

8. 2:12 P SHEPARD CLD AG RES OK

9. 2:14 P JE HOOVER CLD AG OK

10. 2:15 P AG CLD MCNAMARA MAXWELL TAYLOR'S OFFICE OK

11. 2:20 P SEN KENNEDY CLD AG OK

12. 2:25 P CAPT SHEPARD CLD AG OK

13. 2:30 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

14. 2:31 P REARDON CLD AG RES COULD NOT REACH OK

15. 2:46 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

16. 2:49 P AG CLD SHEPARD OK

17. 2:56 P VP CLD AG OK

18. 2:59 P AG CLD KATZENBACH OK

19. 3:02 P AG CLD VP OK

20. 3:07 P BELL CLD BUNDY 0/0 WT MISS BOYCE OK

21. 3:08 P BUNDY CLD AG OK

22. 3:10 P SHRIVER X2362 CLD AG OK

23 3:10 P PMG CLD DUNCAN MTG LW 323P TOLD SEC OK

24. 3:15 P AG CLD MCNAMARA OK

25. 3:20 P MCNAMARA CLD AG OK

26. 3:22 P BUNDY CALLED BALL OK

27. 3:30 P BALL CALLED BUNDY OK

28. 3:31 P BALL CALLED BUNDY OK

29. 3:35 P MCCONE CLD MCNAMARA OK

30. 3:40 P MCCONE CLD GILPATRICK OK

31. 3:50 P RUSK CLD BALL OK

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32.......... P SHRIVER CLD AG OK

33. 4:00 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

34. 4:03 P JE HOOVER CLD AG

35 4:10 P MCNAMARA CLD AG ON PH 415P OK

36 4:16 P AMB DUKE CLD SGT CHANCE OK

37 4:20 P MCNAMARA CLD MISS NOVELLA ON 187X2001 OK

38 4:34 P WEISNER RES CLD GILPATRICK OK

39 4:35 P MCNAMARA CLD MRS. RK EL-6-7872 OK

40 4:35 P DR WEISNER RES CLD MCCONE BY ON PH LW 445P OK

41 4:36 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA ON OTHER LINE NM

42 4:54 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA OK

43 5:05 P AMBTHOMPSON CLD MCCONE OK

44 5:05 P AMBTHOMPSON X2167 CLD BALL OK

45 5:10 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA OK

46 5:12 P B SMITH CLD BALL OK

47 6:00 P STAATS CLD WMHOPKINS OK

48 6:00 P STAATS CLD GORDON RES OK

49 6:02 P HOPKINS CLD STAATS OK

50 6:05 P MCCONE CLD BUNDY OK

51 7:25 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

52 7:35 P GOV HARRIMAN 333 5562 CLD R DAVIS FE-7-2998 BY 756P OK [most likely? wrong mumber trying to reach Asst Atty General Robert T. Davis, he is mentioned in Warren

Commission documents....Mary ferrell's site has 9 R. Davis' appx 53 last name Davis' in Dallas White Pages

53 8:16 P DESAUTELS CLD GORDON RES OK

54 8:21 P HARRIMAN CLD SCHLESINGER FE-3-3931 LW AT RES OK

55 9:52 P CHAYES 182X4242 CLD BALL X2149 OK

56 11:16 P CHASE CLD BALL RES OK

57 11:00 A MANATOS CLD HILL ON TESTIFYING LW LP STAATS RC

MANATOS OUT TO LUNCH

58 11:54 A W. JENKINS X2171 CLD DESAUTELS BY 1156A LW

59 12:08 P GORDON CLD BELL

60 2:44 P BALL CLD BUNDY

61 4:00 P REARDON CLD CELEBREEZE WILL LOCATE LW

62 4:22 P BILL HADDAD NYC CLD AG NO DOES NOT WANT TO TALK TO ANYONE

63 4:36 P MCNAMARA CLD BUNDY LW

64 7:56 P BALL OFC CLD RUSK ON PLANE BY

65 1050 P MAJ COOK CLD AMB DUKE EN ROUTE TO AIRPORT LW AT RES

Notes Regaring Celebreeze and Myer Feldman.

Anthony J. Celebrezze, was a former Cleveland Mayor and a member of the JFK Administration

Seehttp://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-6669155.html

Myer Feldman held the post of Deputy Special Counsel to the President throughout the Kennedy administration. He served with Assistant Special Counsel Lee C. White directly under Special Counsel to the President, Theodore C. Sorensen. Feldman worked on a wide range of programs, issues, and proposed legislation. He also monitored the Middle East and foreign trade matters for the President. Feldman handled most business requests to the White House relating to tariffs, airline routes, and subsidies and was one of the White House assistants responsible for briefing the President for his press conferences.

1914 June 22, Born, Philadelphia, PA

1935 B.S., Wharton School

1938 LL.B., University of Pennsylvania

1946 - 1954 Special Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

1955 - 1957 Counsel, Banking and Currency Commission, U.S. Senate

1958 - 1961 Legislative Assistant to John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1964 Deputy Special Counsel to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

1964 - 1965 Counsel to President Johnson

1965 - Founding Partner, Ginzburg and Feldman, Washington, DC

2007 - Died March 1

See

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical%2BRes...r%2BFeldman.htm

MILLER, HERBERT J. (JACK)

Sources: WC Vol 26, p. 663; Dallas Morning News, 11/25/63, p. 3; Who Killed Kennedy, Buchanan, 145, 166; Oswald: Assassin or Fall Guy, Joesten, 135

Mary's Comments:Lawyer in Washington. CIA was a steady client. Former Chief, Criminal Division, Department of Justice. Sent by Katzenbach to Dallas. Went to Austin to confer with Waggoner Carr.

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Robert,

Is this a list of those telephone conversations that were recorded?

Do we have the recordings and transcripts?

BK

Below is a fairly significant document......

White House Telephone Calls recorded on November 22, 1963

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=3

The following list of telephone calls were recorded by the White House switchboard on 22 NOV 1963. The Attorney General

referred to as AG in the listing) was involved in 18 calls during the day in question. Of these 18 calls two were with newly sworn in Pres. Johnson.

1. 934 P MCCONE CLD BUNDY MTG LW OK

2. 949 P MANATOS CLD PMG OK

3. 12:00 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA OK

4. 2:00 P MCCONE CLD AG OK

5. 2:05 P CELEBREZZE* CLD FELDMAN IN JAPAN UNTIL 29TH OK

6. 2:08 P MRS. SHRIVER CLD AG OK

7. 2:10 P SECY BALL WANTS RUSK EN ROUTE FR HONOLULU ON PLANE OK

8. 2:12 P SHEPARD CLD AG RES OK

9. 2:14 P JE HOOVER CLD AG OK

10. 2:15 P AG CLD MCNAMARA MAXWELL TAYLOR'S OFFICE OK

11. 2:20 P SEN KENNEDY CLD AG OK

12. 2:25 P CAPT SHEPARD CLD AG OK

13. 2:30 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

14. 2:31 P REARDON CLD AG RES COULD NOT REACH OK

15. 2:46 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

16. 2:49 P AG CLD SHEPARD OK

17. 2:56 P VP CLD AG OK

18. 2:59 P AG CLD KATZENBACH OK

19. 3:02 P AG CLD VP OK

20. 3:07 P BELL CLD BUNDY 0/0 WT MISS BOYCE OK

21. 3:08 P BUNDY CLD AG OK

22. 3:10 P SHRIVER X2362 CLD AG OK

23 3:10 P PMG CLD DUNCAN MTG LW 323P TOLD SEC OK

24. 3:15 P AG CLD MCNAMARA OK

25. 3:20 P MCNAMARA CLD AG OK

26. 3:22 P BUNDY CALLED BALL OK

27. 3:30 P BALL CALLED BUNDY OK

28. 3:31 P BALL CALLED BUNDY OK

29. 3:35 P MCCONE CLD MCNAMARA OK

30. 3:40 P MCCONE CLD GILPATRICK OK

31. 3:50 P RUSK CLD BALL OK

Page 2

32.......... P SHRIVER CLD AG OK

33. 4:00 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

34. 4:03 P JE HOOVER CLD AG

35 4:10 P MCNAMARA CLD AG ON PH 415P OK

36 4:16 P AMB DUKE CLD SGT CHANCE OK

37 4:20 P MCNAMARA CLD MISS NOVELLA ON 187X2001 OK

38 4:34 P WEISNER RES CLD GILPATRICK OK

39 4:35 P MCNAMARA CLD MRS. RK EL-6-7872 OK

40 4:35 P DR WEISNER RES CLD MCCONE BY ON PH LW 445P OK

41 4:36 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA ON OTHER LINE NM

42 4:54 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA OK

43 5:05 P AMBTHOMPSON CLD MCCONE OK

44 5:05 P AMBTHOMPSON X2167 CLD BALL OK

45 5:10 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA OK

46 5:12 P B SMITH CLD BALL OK

47 6:00 P STAATS CLD WMHOPKINS OK

48 6:00 P STAATS CLD GORDON RES OK

49 6:02 P HOPKINS CLD STAATS OK

50 6:05 P MCCONE CLD BUNDY OK

51 7:25 P BUNDY CLD BALL OK

52 7:35 P GOV HARRIMAN 333 5562 CLD R DAVIS FE-7-2998 BY 756P OK [most likely? wrong mumber trying to reach Asst Atty General Robert T. Davis, he is mentioned in Warren

Commission documents....Mary ferrell's site has 9 R. Davis' appx 53 last name Davis' in Dallas White Pages

53 8:16 P DESAUTELS CLD GORDON RES OK

54 8:21 P HARRIMAN CLD SCHLESINGER FE-3-3931 LW AT RES OK

55 9:52 P CHAYES 182X4242 CLD BALL X2149 OK

56 11:16 P CHASE CLD BALL RES OK

57 11:00 A MANATOS CLD HILL ON TESTIFYING LW LP STAATS RC

MANATOS OUT TO LUNCH

58 11:54 A W. JENKINS X2171 CLD DESAUTELS BY 1156A LW

59 12:08 P GORDON CLD BELL

60 2:44 P BALL CLD BUNDY

61 4:00 P REARDON CLD CELEBREEZE WILL LOCATE LW

62 4:22 P BILL HADDAD NYC CLD AG NO DOES NOT WANT TO TALK TO ANYONE

63 4:36 P MCNAMARA CLD BUNDY LW

64 7:56 P BALL OFC CLD RUSK ON PLANE BY

65 1050 P MAJ COOK CLD AMB DUKE EN ROUTE TO AIRPORT LW AT RES

Notes Regaring Celebreeze and Myer Feldman.

Anthony J. Celebrezze, was a former Cleveland Mayor and a member of the JFK Administration

Seehttp://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-6669155.html

Myer Feldman held the post of Deputy Special Counsel to the President throughout the Kennedy administration. He served with Assistant Special Counsel Lee C. White directly under Special Counsel to the President, Theodore C. Sorensen. Feldman worked on a wide range of programs, issues, and proposed legislation. He also monitored the Middle East and foreign trade matters for the President. Feldman handled most business requests to the White House relating to tariffs, airline routes, and subsidies and was one of the White House assistants responsible for briefing the President for his press conferences.

1914 June 22, Born, Philadelphia, PA

1935 B.S., Wharton School

1938 LL.B., University of Pennsylvania

1946 - 1954 Special Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

1955 - 1957 Counsel, Banking and Currency Commission, U.S. Senate

1958 - 1961 Legislative Assistant to John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1964 Deputy Special Counsel to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

1964 - 1965 Counsel to President Johnson

1965 - Founding Partner, Ginzburg and Feldman, Washington, DC

2007 - Died March 1

See

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical%2BRes...r%2BFeldman.htm

MILLER, HERBERT J. (JACK)

Sources: WC Vol 26, p. 663; Dallas Morning News, 11/25/63, p. 3; Who Killed Kennedy, Buchanan, 145, 166; Oswald: Assassin or Fall Guy, Joesten, 135

Mary's Comments:Lawyer in Washington. CIA was a steady client. Former Chief, Criminal Division, Department of Justice. Sent by Katzenbach to Dallas. Went to Austin to confer with Waggoner Carr.

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10. 2:15 P AG CLD MCNAMARA MAXWELL TAYLOR'S OFFICE OK

McNamara took no call in Taylor's office, according to McNamara's own account. He had no contact with Taylor at all until informed that JFK was dead. In his book In Retrospect (pp. 89-90), McNamara says he was called out of a budget meeting with three associates "about 2:00 PM" to take an urgent call "alone in my office" from the AG, telling him JFK had been shot. Incredibly, McNamara says that he went back to the meeting and they continued to talk about the budget. He got a second call from the AG "about forty-five minutes later" informing him that JFK was dead. At that point McNamara claims to have gotten off his sorry butt to go meet with the joint chiefs, as this was a "time of crisis" (the shooting of the president apparently not being a time of crisis unless or until it was known to be fatal). In sum, McNamara, by his own account, was kept completely in the dark by everyone at the Pentagon about the shooting in Dallas. All his information came from an outside source, Robert Kennedy.

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When I transcribed the document, I did not see anything that indicated whether these calls were recorded, or, whether there are transcripts of them.

I would imagine that somewhere, perhaps in the ARRB's Final Report, or the HSCA Final Report, that information is contained, but that is purely speculative on my part.

By the way, although it should probably be posted somewhere else, those familiar with James Angleton may be familiar with the obituary below.

Taken form the Arlington National Cemetery website.

William W. "Buffalo Bill" Quinn, 92, a retired Army lieutenant general who was an intelligence officer in Europe in World War II and a frequently decorated regimental commander in the Korean War, died September 11, 2000 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had congestive heart failure.

General Quinn's peacetime career included a period as director of public information of the Army in Washington. In other assignments, he headed the Army section of the U.S. military advisory mission in Greece in the 1950s and served as deputy

director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the early 1960s. He later commanded an infantry division. In his last post he was commanding general of the U.S. 7th Army in Germany. He retired from active duty in 1966.

He made his mark as a staff officer in World War II. In March 1944, after serving as a divisional and corps intelligence officer in North Africa and Italy, he was named intelligence officer of the 7th Army.

Although he held the relatively junior rank of lieutenant colonel, he was responsible for gathering and coordinating information for the invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944, that was carried out by U.S. and French troops.

Four months later, he gave timely warning of a desperate German offensive near Colmar in northeastern France. For this, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

At the end of the war, General Quinn played a role in Washington in the transformation of the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime spy agency, into the Central Intelligence Agency. In late 1945, he was named director of the Strategic Services Unit, which had been set up to preserve OSS intelligence assets. In July 1946, he was named chief of operations of the Central Intelligence Group. He remained in that job until 1947, when the organization became the CIA.

Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet issued a statement after learning of General Quinn's death, hailing him as "a leader and visionary" who played an important role in maintaining the nation's intelligence capability between the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War.

In 1997, General Quinn was awarded the Agency Seal Medallion.

When the Korean War began in 1950, General Quinn, by then a full colonel, was serving on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo. General Quinn was put in charge of intelligence for the amphibious assault at Inchon. The attack, carried out by Marines and joined by Army troops two days later, turned the tide of battle in the first phase of the war. He then served as intelligence officer of the X Corps.

In January 1951, he was given command of the 17th Infantry Regiment. The unit had just received a new radio call sign--"Buffalo"--and he decided to call his troops "The Buffaloes." He also started a publicity campaign aimed at hometown newspapers. Two newspaper correspondents gave him the nickname "Buffalo Bill," and it stuck for the rest of his life.

"Almost overnight, the Buffaloes became famous," wrote Clay Blair in "The Forgotten War," a history of the Korean War. "Hundreds of GIs requested a transfer to the outfit; some, General Quinn boasted, even went AWOL to join."

Over the next eight months, General Quinn was awarded the Silver Star, for personally reorganizing a stalled attack, and the Bronze Star with combat "V," for leading a patrol eight miles into enemy territory. Other decorations included the Legion of Merit and Purple Heart.

In September 1951, he returned to the United States. In 1953, he went to Greece for two years with the Joint Military Aid Group. His later assignments were in this country and Germany. He was director of public information from 1959 to 1961, and deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1961 to 1964, when he took command of the 7th Army in Germany.

William Wilson Quinn, who was born in Crisfield, Maryland, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1933 and was commissioned in the infantry. He also graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

After retiring from the Army, he was a vice president of the Aerospace Group of the Martin Marietta Corporation until 1972. He then established Quinn Associates, a consulting firm.

General Quinn, a resident of Arlington, was honorary colonel of the 17th Infantry, a consultant to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, a trustee of the National Historical Intelligence Museum and a member of the Army & Navy and Chevy Chase clubs and the Talbot County (Maryland) Historical Society.

Robert: It might be worth zeroing in on the section above, wherein it states "In 1953, he went to Greece for two years with the Joint Military Aid Group. His later assignments were in this country and Germany. He was director of public information from 1959 to 1961, and deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1961 to 1964, when he took command of the 7th Army in Germany."

The reason that is noteworthy is due to the fact that there has been an interest in the "Greek desk at the Pentagon," by some forum members, Jim Root for one.

See The Strange Case Of Edwin Walker

http://www.beyondwei...ies/walker.html

Even more important is Dick Russell's segment on Major General Quinn. See page 142 The Man Who Knew Too Much. [2003] To be posted here soon.

If you have this book, I assure you the passage tends to leap off the page, but that is just my opinion. I have spent the last year researching ONI, the Army Signal Corp, NSA with particular attention devoted to William Friedman, Solomon Kullback and Abraham Sinkov. Somone once said the Oswald/Mexico City area was the Rosetta Stone of the assassination, I believe William Hurt and the attempted communication with Lee Harvey Oswald on November 23, 1963 is actually the real Rosetta Stone.

Again, I have to stress that the genealogical area, in my estimation, is a woefully underresearched area of the assassination, with the exception of work by Jim Root, Tom Scully and Linda Minor. Apologies to any others I have left out. Why do I mention this. Because Harrod George Miller who worked with Friedman et al in the 1930's, and afterwards was at Fort Monmouth, NJ is a person, of whom more information concerning his military history is essential, in my opinion.

Genealogy, has a way of yielding hitherto unknown factual information, including next of kin. I could give you a short list of Miller's, that might make this area more interesting than one might think it is already, although some might not find this area interesting at all.

Even though it is second hand information, an esteemed member of the Forum mentioned he heard that there was the possibility, that Harrod Miller's death was mysterious.

I believe it is imperative to find out the details of Major Harrod George Miller's death, it is strongly possible that his widow Jean "Jeanie" Nelson was buried in Irving, Texas, but so far I have not been able to confirm this. I do however, recognize a black hole when I see one.

Got newspaperarchive.com?

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3. 12:00 P BUNDY CLD MCNAMARA OK

(...sic!)

4. 2:00 P MCCONE CLD AG OK

two hours of silence! This is about the time ( minus 1h) from JFKs arrival at Love-field, and his arrival at Parkland...Question: was that because of the break down of Washingtons telefon-net? When exactly did that happen?

Thx

KK

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