O'Brien, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Francis), 1917-1990



O'Brien, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Francis), 1917-1990


Bio: Lawrence Francis O'Brien (1917-1990), Democratic Party official, government official, served as the Director of Organization for the Kennedy-Johnson Presidential campaign in 1960. He was the Special Assistant to the President for Congressional Relations and Personnel from 1961 to 1965, Postmaster General of the United States from 1965 to 1968, and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1968 to 1972. O'Brien authored No Final Victories in 1974.


Lawrence O'Brien shakes hands with President Lyndon B. Johnson, Sec. Nicholas Katzenbach looks on. Reception following State of the Union Address, U.S. Capitol, 1/12/1966. Photo # a1737-23a by Yoicho Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: National Director, Kennedy for President, 1959-1960; Special Assistant to President Kennedy for Congressional Relations, 1961-1963, to President Johnson, 1963-1965; Postmaster General of the U.S., 1965-1968