November 8 - 1960: President-Elect Kennedy to meet with President Eisenhower

JFK to meet with Ike on the continuity of government and the transfer of Executive responsibility
Newly-elected President John F. Kennedy was to meet with President Eisenhower over Thanksgiving.

1960: President-Elect Kennedy to meet with President Eisenhower

On this day in 1960, newly elected President John F. Kennedy was invited to meet with out-going President Eisenhower over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The story began:

PARLEY AWAITED;
White House Officials Expect a Conference at End of Month

AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 8 - President Eisenhower expects to meet with President-elect John F. Kennedy here over the Thanksgiving week-end, Nov. 24-27.

This was disclosed by White House sources after a message was received from the President-elect today that was regarded here as an acceptance of the President's telegram to Mr. Kennedy yesterday. The President's message said, "I stand ready to meet you at any convenient time to consider problems of continuity of government and the transfer of Executive responsibility."

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