WASHINGTON (Jul. 25)
Arthur J. Goldberg will be sworn in here tomorrow, formally, as the new United States permanent representative to the United Nations. The ceremony is scheduled to be held in the Rose Garden of the White House, where President Johnson announced last week the surprise selection of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to the ambassadorial post held by the late Adlai E. Stevenson.
Today, Mr. Goldberg spent the day with President Johnson at the latter’s retreat in Camp David, in Maryland. Tomorrow, within hours after the swearing in ceremony, he is expected to go to the headquarters of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, in New York, to take up his new duties.
The swearing-in ceremony was announced yesterday following swift Senate action on confirming the Goldberg appointment. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a brief, 40-minute hearing to consider the nomination. But the hearing turned, largely, into a series of statements lauding Justice-Goldberg When the Senate convened after the hearing, Majority Leader Mike Mansfield moved that the Goldberg nomination be made the first order of business. After that motion carried, the Senate voted confirmation unanimously.
In a statement he read before the committee, Mr. Goldberg said he was aware of the need to work in the United Nations with all nations, regardless of differences in race or religion.