White, Lee Calvin, 1923-2013



White, Lee Calvin, 1923-2013


Bio: Lee Calvin White (b. September 1, 1923, Omaha, Nebraska-d. October 31, 2013, Bethesda, Maryland), presidential adviser and lawyer. He received an electircal engineering degree in 1948 and a law degree in 1950 from the University of Nebraska. From 1958 to 1961, he was an Administrative Assistant to Senator John S. Cooper, and from 1961 to 1963, he was Assistant Special Counsel to President Kennedy. From 1963 to 1965, he was Associate Special Counsel to President Johnson, and from 1965 to 1966, he served as Special Counsel to President Johnson. From 1966 to 1969, White was Chairman of the Federal Power Commission.


Lee White, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Oval Office, 3/28/1968. Photo # c9214-10a by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Administrative Assistant to Senator John Sherman Cooper; Assistant Special Counsel to President Kennedy, 1961-1963; Associate Counsel to President Johnson, 1963-1965; Special Counsel to the President, 1965-1966; Adviser on civil rights issues. Chairman, Federal Power Commission, 1966-1969.