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List of Persons

  • Alphand, Herve, French Ambassador to the United States
  • Alsop, Joseph, syndicated columnist
  • Amory, Robert, Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Anderson, Daniel V., Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State; Member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961
  • Anderson, Adm. George W., Chief of Naval Operations from August 1, 1961
  • Anspacher, John M., Counselor for Public Affairs in Vietnam
  • Anthis, Brig. Gen. Roland H., Commander of the U.S. 2d Air Division
  • Bagley, Lt. Cmdr. Worth H., Naval Aide to the President’s Military Representative
  • Ball, George W., Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, February 1-December 3, 1961; thereafter Under Secretary of State
  • Bao Dai, exiled Emperor of Vietnam
  • Bell, David E., Director of the Bureau of the Budget
  • Bissell, Richard, Special Assistant for Planning and Coordination, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Black, Col. Edwin F., Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Member of the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam
  • Bohlen, Charles E., Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
  • Bonesteel, Maj. Gen. Charles H., III, Secretary of the General Staff, Department of the Army; Member of the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961
  • Bowles, Chester, Under Secretary of State, January 25-December 3, 1961; thereafter Ambassador at Large
  • Brown, Brig. Gen. George S., Secretary of Defense’s Military Assistant
  • Brown, Lewis Dean, Deputy Director of the Office of West European Affairs, Department of State, July 23-December 24, 1961
  • Bundy, McGeorge, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
  • Bundy, William P., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • Burke, Adm. Arleigh A., Chief of Naval Operations until August 1, 1961
  • Burris, Col. Howard L., Vice President’s Military Aide
  • Buu, see Hoan Buu
  • Cabell, Gen. Charles P., Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
  • Chatterjee, D.N., Minister at the Indian Embassy in the United States
  • Chayes, Abram J., Legal Adviser, Department of State, from February 6, 1961
  • Chiang Kai-shek, President of the Republic of China
  • Cleveland, Harland, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from February 23, 1961
  • Cleveland, Robert G., Special Assistant in the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Clifton,. Brig. Gen. Chester V., President’s Military Aide
  • Colby, William E., Office of the Special Assistant to the Ambassador in Vietnam, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Collins, Gen. J. Lawton, Special Representative of the United States in Vietnam, 1954-1955
  • Connally, John, Secretary of the Navy, January 25-December 20, 1961
  • Cottrell, Sterling J., Political Adviser to the Commander in Chief, Pacific, until April 1961; Director, Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961
  • Couve de Murville, Maurice, French Foreign Minister
  • Cross, Charles T., Officer in Charge of Laos Affairs, Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Cunningham, H. Francis, Jr., Counselor-General of the Embassy in Vietnam until October 29, 1961; Charge in September
  • Decker, Gen. George H., Army Chief of Staff
  • Desai Manilal Jagdish, Foreign Secretary of the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Diehl, William, Chief of the Far East Division, Office of International Finance, Department of the Treasury; Member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961; Member of the Staley Group
  • Dulles, Allen W., Director of Central Intelligence until November 1961
  • Dulles, John Foster, Secretary of State, 1953-1959
  • Dueng Van Minh, Maj. Gen., “Big Minh”, Commander of the Army Field Command, Republic of Vietnam Army
  • Durbrow, Elbridge, Ambassador to Vietnam until May 3, 1961
  • Dutton, Frederick G., President’s Special Assistant January 20-December 4, 1961; thereafter Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D., President of the United States until January 20, 1961
  • Felt, Adm. Harry D., Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • FitzGerald, Desmond, Member, Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961
  • Flesch, Col. J.M., Assistant to the Director, Far Eastern Region, International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • Fowler, Henry H., Under Secretary of the Treasury
  • Fulbright, J. William, Senator from Arkansas and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth, Ambassador to India from April 18, 1961
  • Gardiner, Arthur Z., Director of the U.S. Operations Mission in Vietnam
  • Gilpatric, Roswell L., Deputy Secretary of Defense from January 24, 1961; Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May
  • Godel, William H., Deputy Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense
  • Gromyko, Andrei A., Soviet Foreign Minister
  • Hamilton, Fowler, Administrator of the Agency for International Development from October 3, 1961
  • Hammarskjold, Dag, Secretary-General of the United Nations until his death September 18, 1961
  • Hand, Frank M., Department of Defense Member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961
  • Harriman, W. Averell, Ambassador at Large, February 13-December 3, 1961; thereafter Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs
  • Heavner, Theodore J.C., Second Secretary in Vietnam
  • Heeney, Arnold D.P., Canadian Ambassador to the United States
  • Heinz, Rear Adm. Luther C., Director for Far Eastern Affairs, International Security Affairs, Department of Defense; Member, Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961; Member, Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961
  • Hilsman, Roger, Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State, from February 19, 1961
  • Ho Chi Minh, President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • Hoan Buu, Head of the Research Department of the Vietnamese National Bank
  • Hoang Thuy Nam, Col., Chief Liaison Officer of the Republic of Vietnam to the International Control Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam; kidnapped by the Viet Cong on October 1, 1961; found murdered October 17, 1961
  • Hohler, Henry Arthur Frederick, British Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam
  • Home, Douglas-, Alexander F., British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
  • Hood, Viscount Samuel, British Minister in the United States
  • Horgan, Rogers B., Officer in Charge of India-Ceylon-Nepal Affairs, Department of State
  • Howe, James W., Program Officer at the U.S. Operations Mission in Vietnam
  • Johnson, Lyndon B., Vice President of the United States from January 20, 1961
  • Johnson, Robert, Member of the National Security Council Staff and Alternate Member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam
  • Johnson, U. Alexis, Member of the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961; Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from May 2, 1961
  • Jorden, William J., Member of the Policy Planning Council, Department of State, from August 1, 1961
  • Kennedy, John F., President of the United States from January 20, 1961
  • Kent, Col. J.R., Assistant to the Director for Far Eastern Affairs of the Office of International Security Affairs of the Department of Defense; alternate member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam
  • Khoman Thanat, Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Khrushchev, Nikita S., Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union
  • Kohler, Foy D., Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Komer, Robert W., National Security Council staff member
  • Labouisse, Henry R., Director of the International Cooperation Administration, March 1-October 3, 1961
  • Ladejinsky, Wolf, U.S. Adviser to President Ngo Dinh Diem on Agrovilles
  • Lansdale, Brig. Gen. Edward G., Deputy Assistant for Special Operations to the Secretary of Defense until May 1961; thereafter Assistant for Special Operations to the Secretary of Defense; Member, Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961
  • Le Van Kim, Brig. Gen., Deputy Commanding General, ARVN Field Command
  • Lebel, Claude, Minister-Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States
  • Leddy, John M., Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
  • Ledyard, R.T.D., Counselor of the British Embassy in the United States
  • Lemnitzer, Gen. Lyman L., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Levy, Col. Robert M., JCS Representative on the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961; JCS Representative on the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961
  • McConaughy, Walter P., Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, April 24-December 3, 1961; thereafter Special Assistant in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration
  • McCone, John A., Director of Central Intelligence from November 29, 1961
  • McGarr, Lt. Gen. Lionel C., Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam
  • McGhee, George C., Counselor of the Department of State and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council, February 16-December 3, 1961; thereafter Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Macmillan, Harold, British Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury
  • McNamara, Robert S., Secretary of Defense from January 21, 1961
  • Mansfield, Mike, Senator from Montana and member of the Foreign Relations Committee; Majority Leader after January 3, 1961
  • Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Central Committee, People’s Republic of China
  • Martin, Edwin W., Political Adviser to the Commander in Chief, Pacific, from September 3, 1961
  • Mendenhall, Joseph A., Counselor for Political Affairs in Vietnam and Chairman of the Country Team Staff Committee
  • Murrow, Edward R., Director of the U.S Information Agency from March 21, 1961
  • Nehru, Braj Kumar, Indian Ambassador to the United States
  • Nehru, Jawaharlal, Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs and for Atomic Energy of India
  • Neilson, N. Paul, Assistant Director for the Far East, U.S. Information Agency
  • Ngo Dinh Can, brother of President Diem and effective unofficial governor of central Vietnam
  • Ngo Dinh Diem, President and Secretary of National Defense of the Republic of Vietnam
  • Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Diem and Political Adviser to the President
  • Ngo Dinh Nhu, Madame, sister-in-law of President Diem and official hostess for the President; daughter of Tran Van Chuong
  • Ngo Dinh Thuc, brother of President Diem and Archbishop of Hue
  • Nguyen Dinh Thuan, Vietnamese Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Republic of Vietnam and Assistant Secretary of State for National Defense; after May 27, 1961, Secretary of State for the Presidency in Charge of Security Coordination and Assistant Secretary of State for National Defense
  • Nguyen Khanh, Brig. Gen., Chief of Staff, Joint General Staff, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
  • Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Vice President of the Republic of Vietnam and Secretary of State for National Economy; after May 27, 1961, Vice President and Coordinating Secretary of State for Economic Development
  • Nitze, Paul H., Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from January 29, 1961
  • Nolting, Frederick E., Jr., Ambassador to Vietnam from May 10, 1961
  • Nu, U, Burmese Prime Minister
  • Ormsby-Gore, David, British Ambassador to the United States from October 1961
  • Owen, Henry, member of the Policy Planning Council, Department of State
  • Parker, Maj. Gen. T.W., USA, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Parsons, J. Graham, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs until March 30, 1961
  • Phoumi Nosavan, Gen. Laotian DeDutv Premier and Minister of Defense
  • Pushkin, Georgi M., Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for Far Eastern Affairs and Soviet negotiator at the Geneva Conference on Laos
  • Redick, Joseph, attache in Laos
  • Rice, Edward E., Member of the Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • Rostow, Walt W., Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs until December 4, 1961; thereafter Counselor of the Department of State and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council; Member of the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961
  • Rowan, Carl T., Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from February 27, 1961; observer on the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam
  • Rowen, Henry S., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Planning and NSC)
  • Rusk, Dean, Secretary of State from January 21, 1961
  • Salans, Carl Fredric, attorney-adviser in the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • Salinger, Pierre, President’s Press Secretary
  • Sarit Thanarat, Thai Prime Minister
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr., President’s Special Assistant
  • Sibley, Brig. Gen. Alden K., Deputy Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam
  • Sihanouk, Prince Norodom, Head of State of Cambodia; also President of the Council of Ministers from January 26, 1961
  • Silver, Warren, Operations Center, Department of State; Member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam; Member of the Staley Group
  • Smith, Bromley, Acting Executive Secretary of the National Security Council until August 1961; thereafter Executive Secretary
  • Smith, Gen. Frederick, Commander of the Fourth Allied Tactical Air Force and Commander in Chief of the U S Air Forces in Europe until July 1, 1961; thereafter Deputy to the Air Force Chief of Staff
  • Sorensen, Theodore C., President’s Special Counsel
  • Sorensen, Thomas C., Deputy Director for Policy and Plans, U S. Information Agency, from February 21, 1961; Member of the Presidential Task Force on Vietnam, April-May 1961
  • Souvanna Phouma, Prince, Premier of the neutralist Government of Laos
  • Stahr, Elvis J., Jr., Secretary of the Army from January 24, 1961
  • Staley, Eugene A., Research Director of the Stanford Research Institute
  • Steeves, John M., Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, April-May 1961; prior to and thereafter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs
  • Stevenson, Adlai E., III, Permanent Representative to the United Nations from January 23, 1961
  • Stewart, Charles Cosmo Bruce, Consul-General at the British Embassy in the Republic of Vietnam
  • Sukarno, Achmed, President and Prime Minister of Indonesia
  • Symington, Stuart, Democratic Senator from Mississippi
  • Talbot, Phillips, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asia Affairs from April 21, 1961
  • Taylor, Gen. Maxwell D., President’s Military Representative from July 1, 1961
  • Templar, Field Marshal Sir Gerald Walter Robert, British High Commander and Director of Operations in Malaya, 1951-1954
  • Thompson, Robert G.K., former British Permanent Secretary of Defense in the Malayan Federation; Head of the British Advisory Mission, Vietnam, from September 1961
  • Tran Van Chuong, Ambassador of the Republic of Vietnam to the United States and father of Madame Nhu
  • Tran Van Don, Gen., I Corps Commander, Republic of Vietnam Army
  • Tran Van Tho, Director General of Information, Republic of Vietnam
  • Trueheart, William C., Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Vietnam from October 29, 1961
  • Tubby, Roger W., Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from March 10, 1961
  • Tunku, Abdul Rahman, first Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs of Malaya
  • Vu Quoc Thuc, Dean of the Saigon University Law School
  • Weiss, Seymour, Senior Planning Officer, Office of the Deputy Coordinator for Foreign Assistance, Under Secretary of State, until November 4, 1961; thereafter Special Assistant to the Secretary of State; observer on the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961
  • Wheeler, Lt. Gen. Earle G., Director, Joint Staff Organization, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Williams, Haydn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; Member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for NSC and Plans
  • Wilson, Donald, Deputy Director of the U.S. Information Agency from January 28, 1961
  • Wood, Chalmers B., Officer in Charge of Vietnam Affairs in the Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Member of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Vietnam from May 1961
  • Woodworth, C.I., Canadian Representative on the International Control Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam until November 1961
  • Young, Kenneth T., Ambassador to Thailand from June 22, 1961