Lyndon Johnson

WH6408-42-5263

Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 1964 - 1:24pm - 1:30pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, George Reedy
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


After a press office mix-up that resulted in a number of reporters turning up at the LBJ Ranch, George Reedy offers his resignation.

The operator connects the call.

President Johnson: Hello?

George Reedy: Mr. President.

President Johnson: Yeah?

WH6411-13-6298

Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 1964 - 12:59pm - 1:02pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Albert Jackson
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


President Johnson: Hello?

Albert Jackson: Hello? Hi, Mr. President.

President Johnson: Albert, how are you my friend?

Jackson: Oh, just wonderful.

President Johnson: I just want--

WH6804-01-12913-12914

Date: 
Monday, April 8, 1968 - 6:38pm - 6:40pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Cyrus Vance
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus Vance gave President Johnson an update on the civil unrest in Washington DC in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination.

WH6804-01-12912

Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 1968 - 5:50pm - 5:57pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Ramsey Clark
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Ramsey Clark: -- [unclear] Governor [Samuel H. Shapiro] called at 6:40 [P.M.]. I've just--

President Johnson: 5:40 [P.M.]?

WH6804-01-12911

Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 1968 - 5:35pm - 5:36pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Richard Daley
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


President Johnson followed up on Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's request for federal troops to help control the riots in Chicago in the wake of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination.

Operator: Hello?

President Johnson: Yes?

WH6804-01-12910

Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 1968 - 5:19pm - 5:22pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Richard Daley
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Chicago Mayor Richard Daley called President Johnson to ask for federal troops to help control the rioting in Chicago in the wake of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King.

Operator: There you are.

President Johnson: Hello?

Richard Daley: Mr. President?

WH6609-13-10857

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 1966 - 4:37pm - 4:45pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara
Listen: 


The conversation has already begun when the recording starts.

President Johnson: [Unclear] I apologized. I--Emerson wires us from Japan. Have you seen his cable?

Robert McNamara: No, I haven't.

WH6407-01-4118

Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 1964 - 11:55am - 12:04pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Clinton Anderson
Location: 
Unknown
Listen: 


Protectionist legislation had originated in the Senate and been substituted into an old House bill on the importation of wildlife. The proposed legislation would restrict by about one third imports of beef, veal, mutton, and lamb so as to protect American producers.

WH6512-04-9329

Date: 
Friday, December 24, 1965 - 10:21am - 10:36am
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Richard Daley
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


President Johnson: Yes, Mayor.

Richard Daley: Hello, Mr. President?

President Johnson: How are you?

Daley: From the Daley home to the President and Mrs. Johnson and your family, a merry merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

President Johnson: Thank you, Mayor.

WH6706-01-11905-11906

Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 1967 - 7:59am - 8:16am
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Ramsey Clark
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


President Johnson spoke with Attorney General Ramsey Clark about the nomination of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court, which he was due to announce later in the day. The conversation has already begun when the recording starts.

President Johnson: [Unclear.]

WH6811-04-13723-13724-13725

Date: 
Friday, November 8, 1968 - 9:23pm - 9:39pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Editorial Note: The State Department Office of the Historian transcribed this conversation and published the transcript in: FRUS, 1964-1968: 7: Document 207.

WH6810-01-13501

Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 1968 - 10:31am
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Everett Dirksen
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Editorial Note: The State Department Office of the Historian transcribed this conversation and published an excerpt of the transcript in: FRUS, 1964-68, 7: Document 42.

WH6507-01-8310

Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1965 - 6:30pm - 6:32pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Thurgood Marshall
Location: 
Unknown
Listen: 


Following up on their phone conversation earlier in the afternoon in which President Johnson offered Thurgood Marshall the position of Solicitor General (see Conversation WH6507-01-8307), Marshall called back to reschedule his visit to the White House.

WH6708-01-12107

Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 1967 - 2:40pm - 2:41pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Cecilia Marshall
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


The previous day, August 30, Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 69 to 11 as the 96th Justice of the United States. In the process, he became the first African American member of the Court.

WH6606-01-9403

Date: 
Monday, January 3, 1966 - 10:15am
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Thurgood Marshall
Location: 
White House Telephone
Listen: 


President Johnson: Yes?

White House Operator: The Solicitor General, 9-0.

President Johnson: Hello?

Thurgood Marshall: Good morning, sir. Happy New Year.

President Johnson: Fine, Judge. Glad to hear you.

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