Oral history transcript, Bryon G. Skelton, interview 1 (I), 10/15/1968, by T.H. Baker

Title:

Oral history transcript, Bryon G. Skelton, interview 1 (I), 10/15/1968, by T.H. Baker

Number of Pages:

62

Description:

First meeting LBJ in 1948; certification of the election; vote contest; Allan Shivers; Sam Rayburn; Governor Stevenson’s campaign in Texas; Democratic Organizing Committee; Rayburn’s influence in Texas Party; Democratic Advisory Council; 1956 and 1960 campaigns; Democratic National Committeeman; Los Angeles Democratic Convention; JFK’s meeting with Houston ministers; LBJ’s running for Senate and VP; LBJ relationship with John Connally; LBJ as VP; reasons for the 1963 Dallas trip; wrote letters warning of possible danger; reaction to the assassination; 1964 convention in Atlantic City; appointment to Court of Claims; differences between LBJ as a public and as a private man; LBJ’s unwillingness to delegate authority; 3/31 announcement; Lady Bird’s influence on LBJ; felt LBJ would have been reelected in 1968.

Contributor:

Skelton, Byron G. (Byron George), 1905-

Collection:

LBJ Library Oral Histories

Collection Description:

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Series:

Transcripts of LBJ Library Oral Histories

Subject:

Assassinations; Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961; 1960 campaign

Rights:

Possibly copyright restricted: see deed at end of transcript for details

Interviewee:

Byron G. Skelton

Interviewer(s):

T.H. Baker

Specific Item Type:

Oral history

Type:

Text

Format:

Paper

Identifier:

oh-skeltonb-19681015-1-74-252

Date:

1968-10-15

Time Period:

Presidential (Nov. 22, 1963-Jan. 20, 1969)