Secretary’s Memoranda: Lot 53 D 444

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Acting Secretary of State


Meeting With the President, Wednesday, March 28, 1951, 3:15 p. m.

[Re:] Availability of Frank P. Graham as UN Representative for Kashmir Dispute

The President indicated that he thought Dr. Frank Graham would be an excellent choice to handle the Kashmir matter mentioned in the attached memorandum,1 and authorized us to discuss this with Secretary Tobin.2

When we left Secretary Tobin was waiting outside and I mentioned this matter briefly to him. He appeared quite reluctant to release Dr. Graham, and I left the matter on the basis that we would contact him to discuss the importance of the Kashmir assignment so that he could judge whether or not he could release Dr. Graham for this purpose.

James E. Webb
  1. Not printed.
  2. Maurice J. Tobin, Secretary of Labor.