Miller Center

John Sweeney

Speaker: John L. Sweeney
Date: November 14, 1968
Legislative Assistant to Senator McNamara (1959-1961). Staff Director of the labor subcommittee in the U.S. Senate (1961-1963). Assistant to the Under Secretary of Commerce and Executive Director of the President?s Appalachian Regional Commission (1963-1964). Chairman of the Federal Development Planning Commission for Appalachia (1964-1965). Federal Co-chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission beginning in 1965 and through the time of the interview in 1968. Discusses a broad range of various issues related to his knowledge of Lyndon B. Johnson from the time that he was Majority Leader through his Presidency, his own role in working with the development of Appalachia, and his experience within the Department of Transportation.