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Sen. Ribicoff Outlines Problems in the War on Poverty

In this conversation excerpt, Senator Abraham Ribicoff (a former governor of Connecticut and former secretary of health, education, and welfare under President Kennedy) outlines problems with the Office of Economic Opportunity's organization and operation, its process of policy formation, and its relationship with with other executive agencies and departments. Suggesting that OEO is merely an example of a broader problem, Ribicoff urges the President to undertake a general reorganization of the executive branch.

Date:  Aug 19, 1965
Participants:  Lyndon Johnson, Abraham Ribicoff
Conversation Number:  WH6508.07-8574

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