Education Policy: Research: Policymakers:

1961 - 1964 Kennedy/Johnson Administration

President:

John F. Kennedy (D) 1961 - 1963 (died 11/22/1963)
Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 1963 - 1964

Secretary of H.E.W.:

Abraham A. Ribicoff
Anthony J. Celebrezze (1962)

Commissioner of Education:  

Sterling M. McMurrin (1961-1962)
Francis Keppel (1963-1964)

Major education actions:

  • 1961 - Juvenile Deliquency and Youth Offences Control Act (P.L. 87-274)
  • 1962 - Manpower Development and Training Act (P.L. 87-415)
  • 1962 - Educational Television Act (P.L. 87-477)
  • 1963 - Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Act (P.L. 88-156)
  • 1963 - Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Construction Act (P.L. 88-164)
  • 1963 - Higher Education Facilities Act (P.L. 88-204) [Note 3]
  • 1963 - Vocational Education Act (P.L. 88-210)
  • 1964 - Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (P.L. 88-352) [Note 1]
  • 1964 - Economic Opportunity Act (including Adult Basic Education; P.L. 88-452)
  • 1964 - National Defense Education Act Amendments (P.L. 88-665)

87th Congress (1961-1962)

88th Congress (1963-1964)

Notes and Sources

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