Hood, Buck, 1906-1983



Hood, Buck, 1906-1983


Bio: Buck Hood (b. May 2, 1906, Springtown, Parker County, Texas-d. September 22, 1983, Austin, Texas), newspaper editor. He was a longtime managing editor of the Austin American-Statesman newspaper in Austin, Texas. Hood also worked on Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1941 Senate campaign, for the Democratic National Committee, was appointed to President John F. Kennedy’s Committee for Traffic Safety in 1962, and helped arrange foreign visits for then President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was married to Lorraine Barnes. Hood is interred in Assumption Cemetery in Austin, Texas.


Mr. Buck Hood shakes hands with President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Reception for close friends, White House, Washington DC, 9/13/1968. Photo # b1706-44 by unknown.White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Editor of Austin American Statesman; campaign worker for LBJ's 1941 Senate campaign; worked on foreign visits for President Johnson