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Archives for November 1963

The Speech President Kennedy Never Made

This is the text of the speech President Kennedy was due to deliver on the afternoon of November 22, 1963.

The Detroit Free Press reports the assassination of President Kennedy

Detroit Free Press reports the assassination

Prepared speech for delivery by President John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963.

I am honored to have this invitation to address the annual meeting of the Dallas Citizens Council, joined by the members of the Dallas Assembly–and pleased to have this opportunity to salute the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest. [Read more…]


Lyndon Johnson Takes The Oath Of Office As US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson became the 36th President of the United States on November 22, 1963, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Johnson automatically succeeded to the presidency on Kennedy’s death.

He took the oath of office on the presidential plane Air Force One. The oath was administered by Sarah Hughes (1896-1985), a Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. [Read more…]


1963 Federal Election: Sir Robert Menzies Policy Speech

This is the policy speech delivered by the Liberal Party Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, for the 1963 Federal Election.

Menzies was seeking re-election to a seventh consecutive term. His Liberal-Country Party coalition government had been elected in 1949 and re-elected in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1958 and 1961.

It was to be Menzies’s last election. Following a comfortable victory, he served as prime minister for another two years before retiring on Australia Day, 1966.

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