No. 363
Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (Cutler) to the Secretary of State

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While briefing the President in Denver on the Council Meeting on August 27, I read him the NSC Action relative to the Secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense and the Director of FOA and CIA being a committee to nominate a “special representative of the US to deal with problems related to the Anglo-Iranian oil Settlement.”1

The President approved this Action and suggested that Mr. Jones, a President of Cities Service, would be a likely candidate for the “special representative,” unless a governmental official were desired. When I said that Secretary of the Navy Anderson had been mentioned at the Council Meeting, he said that Anderson would be excellently qualified for the job, if he had time to do it. He said he would await the prompt nomination from your Committee.

When you go out to Denver to see him, perhaps you might take out the nomination(s) of your Committee. He will not be coming East until about September 18th.2

Robert Cutler
  1. See footnote 5, Document 358.
  2. A memorandum, dated Sept. 8, from Dulles to Smith, Byroade, and Phleger indicated that the President had approved the selection of Herbert Hoover, Jr., to be the special representative of the United States to deal with problems related to an Anglo-Iranian oil settlement. (888.2553/9–853) Hoover’s official title was Consultant to the Secretary of State.