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Washington Lawyer

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford's new office was only four blocks from the White House. Clifford took on but one partner, Edward H. Miller, a lawyer from the Justice Department whom Clifford knew from St. Louis. ... More


This Could Be a Quagmire

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The tragedy of Lyndon B. Johnson was that despite his many legislative accomplishments in civil rights, health care, and antipoverty programs, his administration is best known for the quagmire that ... More


Special Counsel

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Relegated to a largely ceremonial role when he first arrived at the White House, Clark Clifford succeeded in parlaying proximity to power into an actual position of power. When President Harry S. ... More


Mastermind of the 1948 Campaign?

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In November 1947, Clark Clifford presented President Harry S. Truman with a memorandum entitled “The Politics of 1948,” a 43-page study that outlined a strategy for the 1948 presidential race. Truman ... More


Kennedy's Consigliere

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The patriarch of the Kennedy family, former ambassador Joseph Kennedy, was furious at journalist Drew Pearson for claiming that his son, Senator John F. Kennedy, was not the author of Profiles in ... More


The Wise Man

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

As secretary of defense, Clark Clifford had achieved a position of enormous prestige and had served with honor and great personal courage. Once out of power Clifford joined the community of ... More


Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

John Acacia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Although not a household name, Clark Clifford (1906–1998) advised Democratic presidents from Harry S. Truman to Lyndon B. Johnson. The author, American History Professor at William Paterson ... More


Cold Warrior

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford and James Forrestal met and decided to prepare a memorandum for Harry S. Truman, which, as they put it, “would outline the central question of which of the two systems in moral ... More


I Search for Why I Find Myself Constantly Alone

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

President Lyndon B. Johnson did not move decisively to bring the Vietnam War to an end although he had publicly proclaimed his desire for peace during a primetime television address, and had ... More


One Foot out the Door

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Harry S. Truman's 1948 underdog victory was immensely rewarding to Clark Clifford on both a personal and a professional level. His loyalty and devotion to Truman were genuine, and it must have been ... More


The Recognition of Israel

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford's memoirs begin with his May 1948 showdown with George Marshall over the question of whether Harry S. Truman should grant recognition to the soon-to-be-declared State of Israel. ... More


Conclusion

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford arrived in Washington in 1945 as a young naval officer serving in a largely ceremonial role. During the years that followed he rose to the highest ranks of Harry S. Truman's ... More


The Elsey Report

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford believed that the Cold War began on September 24, 1946, the day he presented a report. In Clifford's opinion, the Clifford–Elsey report, as it has come to be known, “contained the ... More


BCCI

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford had spent the better part of a lifetime cultivating and living off his reputation, and he had become one of the most powerful and respected men in Washington. Unfortunately for ... More


Introduction: Camp David, July 1965

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford, the urbane and courtly Washington lawyer and former special counsel to President Harry S. Truman, was one of Lyndon B. Johnson's most trusted advisers, although he was not officially ... More


October Surprise

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the events leading up to the October Surprise. Clark Clifford suggested that there were two possible courses of action: postpone the bombing pause and wait to hear what Nguyen ... More


“They Have Made a Mess of Cyprus”

James F. Goode

in The Turkish Arms Embargo: Drugs, Ethnic Lobbies, and US Domestic Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179681
eISBN:
9780813179698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179681.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter opens with the 1976 presidential campaign. Each candidate made efforts to attract Greek Americans’ support, but Carter criticized Ford’s handling of Cyprus, promising to do more for the ... More


Wise Man?

Ingo Trauschweizer

in Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

In the final chapter I widen the chronology to consider Taylor’s advice and commentary into the 1980s. Taylor appeared as a “Wise Man” in deliberations on Vietnam; he was one of the final holdouts ... More


Beyond the Water’s Edge

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Conventional wisdom has posited that the 1948 presidential election was a critical element in President Truman’s decision to recognize Israel in May of that year. In that calculation, the presumption ... More


Hound Bitch in Heat

Aram Goudsouzian

in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One revolves around President Lyndon Johnson in the winter of 1968. He delivers the State of the Union speech and fails to inspire the American people. He weathers criticism from both the ... More


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