Bio: Willard Deason (1905-1997) was administrative assistant to the State Director of the National Youth Administration in Texas from 1935 to 1937, and deputy administrator from 1937 to 1942. Deason served as Commissioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission beginning in 1965.
L-R: Willard Deason, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. South Grounds, White House, Washington DC, 2/1/1967. Photo # c4434-14 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.
LBJ Connection: College classmate and long-time personal friend of LBJ; Staff, National Youth Administration, Texas; Commissioner, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1965-1975
Deason, Willard, 1905-1997,
Biographical info page,
LBJ Presidential Library,
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