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Letter from President Kennedy to Lyndon B. Johnson regarding the Peace Corps Bill, May 29, 1961

President John F. Kennedy sent this letter to Senate President (Vice President) Lyndon B. Johnson describing the Peace Corps’ pilot program successes. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey introduced the bill authorizing the Peace Corps on June 1, 1961. President Kennedy signed that bill into law on September 22, 1961.

Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives and Records Administration