188. Editorial Note

After presenting his credentials to President Luebke on May 18, the new Ambassador to Germany, George C. McGhee, paid his first official call on Chancellor Adenauer on May 20. The conversation lasted 2–1/2 hours and was devoted almost entirely to arrangements for President Kennedy’s June 23–26 visit to Germany. McGhee reported on this meeting in telegram 3129 from Bonn, May 21 (Department of State, Central Files, POL 7 US/Kennedy) and in two memoranda of conversation attached to airgram 2165 from Bonn, May 22. (Ibid.) For a detailed report based on the latter, see An Ambassador’s Account, pages 26–31.