96. Editorial Note
At a news conference on September 21, 1966, President Johnson announced that he would appoint Nicholas Katzenbach to replace George Ball as Under Secretary of State. He also announced that he would appoint Eugene Rostow Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Foy Kohler Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, replacing U. Alexis Johnson. For text, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965, Book II, pages 1045–1052. Appointed Under Secretary on September 30, Katzenbach entered on duty October 3 and served until January 20, 1969. The President made the Rostow and Kohler appointments on October 13, the same day he also appointed Ellsworth Bunker Ambassador at Large and Llewellyn Thompson Ambassador to the Soviet Union, replacing Kohler. Rostow entered on duty October 14 and served until January 20, 1969. Kohler entered on duty November 29 and served until December 31, 1967. Bunker entered on duty November 8 and served until April 11, 1967, when he became Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam. Thompson entered on duty January 23, 1967, and served until January 14, 1969.