Carter, Clifton Crawford, 1918-1971


Carter, Clifton Crawford, 1918-1971


Bio: Clifton Crawford Carter (b. August 2, 1918, Smithville, Texas-d. September 21, 1971, Arlington, Virginia), Lyndon B. Johnson adviser, was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He served with the 36th Texas National Guard Division as a lieutenant colonel during World War II. He began working with Johnson in 1937, as an assistant during the early years of Johnson's political career. He later served as Johnson's Chief Political Advisor to President Lyndon Johnson, and as Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee. He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1960 to assist Johnson in his role as vice-president. He left the Democratic National Committee in 1966 to head his own public relations firm in Washington, D.C.


LBJ Connection: Advisor to DNC and LBJ through House, Senate, VP, and Presidential periods, until 1966