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Minutes of the Sixteenth Meeting of the United States Delegation (A) Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, April 25, 1945, 8:35 a.m.88

[Informal Notes—Extracts]

[Here follow list of names of persons (26) present at meeting, and announcements concerning (1) agenda for meetings, (2) a meeting of Foreign Ministers of Sponsoring Governments, and (3) availability of tickets for plenary sessions.]

Tribute to Late President Roosevelt 89

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Principal Advisers90

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The Secretary also asked and received the approval of the Delegation to have Mr. MacLeish and Mr. Dickey attend the meetings of the Delegation in order to provide proper liaison with the public relations staff of the Delegation.

[Here follow announcements concerning the daily program, and postponement of discussion of trusteeship and other deferred items.]

Vice Chairmen of the Delegation

The Secretary announced that the President had approved the appointment of Senators Connally and Vandenberg as Vice Chairmen of the Delegation. He stated that under such an arrangement he would try to divide up his responsibilities between the two of them and to that end would discuss the matter with them later. He asked [Page 386] the approval of the Delegation of this arrangement—which was given—and then asked that an appropriate announcement of this appointment be made to the press.

Four-Power Consultations

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Congressional Observers91

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The Delegation went into Executive Session at 9:30 a.m.

  1. The United States delegation was housed in the Fairmont Hotel, and its meetings were held in the fifth floor Conference Room. For a list of residence and office quarters of other delegations, see UNCIO Documents, vol. 2, p. 10.
  2. For declaration paying tribute to President Roosevelt, introduced by Joaquín Fernández, Chairman of the Chilean delegation, at the first plenary session, April 26, 3:48 p.m., see Doc. 15, P/3, April 27, UNCIO Documents, vol. 1, p. 121.
  3. See press release of May 2, Department of State Bulletin, May 6, 1945, p. 858.
  4. See Department of State Bulletin, April 29, 1945, p. 802.