SALINGER, Pierre Emil George (1925-2004)
Senate Years of Service: 1964-1964

SALINGER, PIERRE EMIL GEORGE, A Senator from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., June 14, 1925; attended San Francisco State College 1942-1943; graduated from the University of San Francisco 1947; employed on the editorial staff of the San Francisco Chronicle 1942-1943, resigned to enlist in the United States Navy; commanded a subchaser in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the Second World War and was honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant (jg) in 1946; returned to the editorial staff of the San Francisco Chronicle 1946-1955; lecturer in journalism at Mills College, Oakland, Calif., 1951-1955; west coast editor and contributing editor of Collier's Magazine 1955-1956; investigator, Senate Select Committee To Investigate Improper Activities in Labor-Management Relations 1957-1959; joined the staff of Senator John F. Kennedy in 1959 and served as his press officer in the 1960 presidential campaign; appointed press secretary to President John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961, and continued in this capacity for President Lyndon B. Johnson until his resignation March 19, 1964, to run for the United States Senate; appointed on August 4, 1964, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Clair Engle and served from August 4, 1964, until his resignation on December 31, 1964; was an unsuccessful candidate in 1964 for election to the full term; corporate executive; a correspondent for the French news magazine, L'Express; bureau chief, ABC News, Paris, France; chief foreign correspondent and senior editor, ABC News, London, England; died of a heart attack on October 16, 2004; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 11 audiotapes (1960-1972) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Papers: Correspondence in Robert W. Marks papers, 1890-1979.

John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1960-1963. 152 feet. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, news clippings, invitations, appointment files, and travel schedules from service as press secretary. Restricted. Also photographs.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Papers: 1963-1964. 3 feet.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: Letters in several collections and photographs.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Margaret Bayne Price papers, 1918-1969. Finding aid.

University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
Laramie, WY
Papers: Correspondence in Richard Tregaskis papers, 1943-1973; and an interview from Benzell's WNBC radio show in Mimi Benzell papers, 1945-1969.

  • Cameron, Robert. Above Paris: A New Collection of Aerial Photographs of Paris, France. Text by Pierre Salinger. San Francisco: Cameron, 1984.
  • Salinger, Pierre. America Held Hostage: The Secret Negotiations. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1981.
  • ___. For the Eyes of the President Only. London: Collins, 1971.
  • ___. On Instructions of My Government. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1971.
  • ___. P.S., A Memoir. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
  • ___. With Kennedy. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1966.
  • ___, and Leonard Gross. The Dossier. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1984.
  • ___. Mortal Games. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1988.
  • ___, and Eric Laurent. Secret Dossier: The Hidden Agenda Behind the Gulf War. Translated by Howard Curtis. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.
  • ___, et al., eds. "An Honorable Profession'': A Tribute to Robert F. Kennedy. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1968.
  • ___, and Sander Vanocur, eds. A Tribute to John F. Kennedy. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1964.