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  • that the Kennedys thought he ought to be President. I never heard either John Kennedy or Robert Kennedy say anythhg like this. John Kennedy on the other hand had a high regard for Lyndon Johnson and" certain 1ffection for him. F: I think the men understood each
  • could have any power was if the President gave it to him. G: Well now, let me ask you to discuss Robert Kennedy's visits. V: At the convention? G: Yes. V: I was not in the room at the time. I may have been in the room when he first arrived
  • /exhibits/show/loh/oh Valenti -- I -- 6 V: Yes, I suppose they did. You just couldn't conceive of the possibility that, for instance Senator Kennedy would get the nomination because of his youth and being Catholic and all the other arguments that were
  • , Robert Kennedy was the one that decided. I didn't know him, so I've often been asked why he chose me, and I really don't know the answer to that. It was probably on Byron White's recommendation, I suppose. B: I was wondering how a Yale man got mixed up
  • ] More on LBJ Library oral histories: http://discoverlbj.org/exhibits/show/loh/oh Schnittker -- II -- 2 So [Orville] Freeman and/or [Robert] Kennedy, urged on by economic adviser Willard Cochrane, said we will start a pilot food stamp program in a few
  • . Johnson Library Oral Histories [NAID 24617781] More on LBJ Library oral histories: http://discoverlbj.org/exhibits/show/loh/oh Boggs -- Interview II -- 12 by Robert Kennedy to Mr. Rayburn later that afternoon. Did you see anything of that? Bo: No, I
  • to Hyannis Port to visit the Kennedys; Mrs. Johnson's impressions of the Kennedy family, including Robert Kennedy; campaigning in Texas with John F. Kennedy's sisters and mother; JFK's meeting with Protestant ministers in Houston; incident with anti-Kennedy
  • first meeting with Robert Kennedy, would it? Or might it have been? J: I think so. I don't really remember. M: He came to the LBJ Ranch once while President Johnson was Majority Leader, but there is no indication that you were there at that time. So
  • with any justification of any vice presidential ambitions that Robert Kennedy might have? C: Oh, yes, oh, sure, there was a lot of talk about it, and earlier in '64 there was so much talk about it that the President visited with me about it at one time
  • Lawson's work for John F. Kennedy in 1958-1959; gaining support for JFK among African American delegates; Kennedy's announcement that LBJ would be the vice-presidential nominee; Mary McLeod Bethune's opinion of LBJ; Lawson's recommendation
  • is the best way to achieve your goals, and people will differ about that. G: Did the members of the committee, particularly you yourself, feel that Vice President Johnson had a different approach than, say, Robert Kennedy here? Would Kennedy have liked
  • the final decision was made. B: Sir, that brings up a question. There has been a good deal of speculation about the relationship between Mr. Johnson and Robert Kennedy. Did you see, during these years, the years of Mr. Johnson's vice presidency, any sign