Gibbons, William Conrad, 1926


Gibbons, William Conrad, 1926


Bio: William Conrad Gibbons (b. September 26, 1926, Harrisonburg, Virginia), entered the University of Virginia in 1945, but his studies were interrupted in order to serve in World War II. He worked on Capitol Hill for both Senator Wayne Morse and Senator Mike Mansfield and also served as an advance man for presidential contender Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960. He was a professional staff member of the Democratic Policy Committee and Assistant to the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Lyndon B. Johnson followed by Mike Mansfield, from 1960 to 1963. He returned to Washington to work as legislative program staff in 1962 and 1963; Deputy Director, 1963 to 1965, and Director, 1965 to 1968, of Congressional Liaison for the Agency for International Development, Department of State.


LBJ Connection: Donor of materials documenting US government policy decisions related to the Vietnam War.