Speaker: Senator Claiborne Pell
Date: February 27, 1969
State Department and Foreign Service Officer in Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Washington, DC (1945-1952). Served on a wide variety of government commissions and committees. Democratic Senator from Road Island (1960-1997). In 1963, was member of a senate study group that toured Southeast Asia and issued a report questioning the high level of the U.S. aid to South Vietnam. Pell supported most of Johnson?s programs but was a firm opponent of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.