• Short Summary

    On the steps of his Georgetown hose in Washington, Dec 13, President-elect John F Kennedy announced that his Secretary of Defence would be 44-year-old Robert Strange McNamara.

  • Description

    On the steps of his Georgetown hose in Washington, Dec 13, President-elect John F Kennedy announced that his Secretary of Defence would be 44-year-old Robert Strange McNamara. A month ago McNamara was named President of the Ford Motor Company, a position he will now have to resign.

    Outside Senator Kennedy's home the two mean answered questions for newsmen. Asked how much Ford stock he owned and what he was going to do with it McNamara said
    Asked what price he will let his stock sell at he said
    McNamara laughed when he was asked how much his new job would cost him saying
    McNamara's appointment came as a surprise to political observers who thought the post would go to Senator Stuart Symington, a leading Democratic Party spokesman on Defence matters. Robert McNamara is a registered Republican who supported Mr. Kennedy in the Presidential election.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SZ5DX0ED7JGI89YYKOPVTLEU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SZ5DX0ED7JGI89YYKOPVTLEU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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