Message to the King of Thailand on the Death of Prime Minister Srisdi Dhanarajata.
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Prime Minister, Field Marshal Srisdi Dhanarajata. On behalf of the Government and people of the United States of America, may I offer to Your Majesty our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. It was my privilege to meet Field Marshal Srisdi some two years ago, and I know the great contribution he had made to the continued progress and independence of the Kingdom as Prime Minister of Your Majesty's Government.
Your Nation has suffered a great loss which we as your friends and allies share with you. I know also the strength of the Thai Nation which, with Your Majesty's inspired leadership, will be sustained in this difficult hour.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
[His Majesty Phumiphon Adundet, Bangkok, Thailand]
Note: The message was read by the Press Secretary to the President, Pierre Salinger, at his news conference held at the White House at 4:58 p.m. on December 8, 1963.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Message to the King of Thailand on the Death of Prime Minister Srisdi Dhanarajata. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/239049