Meeting of the Pacific War Council, 12:30 p.m.
|United States||United Kingdom||Canada|
|President Roosevelt||Prime Minister Churchill||Prime Minister Mackenzie King1|
|Mr. Hopkins||Ambassador Halifax||Minister McCarthy|
|Foreign Minister Soong||Minister Dixon||Minister Nash|
|Foreign Minister van Kleffens||President Quezon|
Washington , June 25, 1942.
- According to Pickersgill (p. 414), Roosevelt, speaking for himself and Churchill, invited Prime Minister Mackenzie King on June 23, 1942, to come to Washington for a meeting of the Pacific War Council. Although no exchange of correspondence between Roosevelt and Mackenzie King relative to this invitation has been found, the Roosevelt Papers include a White House memorandum of June 23, 1942, which states that Roosevelt bad convened a meeting of the Pacific War Council for June 25, at which Prime Minister Mackenzie King would be present. According to a Department of State memorandum of June 26, 1942, regarding the Prime Minister’s visit, not printed, the Prime Minister arrived in Washington by train at 6:55 a.m. and drove to the White House at about 11 a.m. He left the White House at 2:45 p.m. After a brief stay at the Canadian Legation, the Prime Minister departed from Washington by train at 4:50 p.m. (033.4211 King, W. L. Mackenzie/60)↩