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  • LBJ’s relationship with J. Edgar Hoover; legislation providing for Hoover’s retirement salary; Billie Sol Estes; White House hiring procedures during LBJ’s presidency; LBJ’s income tax information; LBJ’s concern over the assassination and the Warren
  • , it was when he was Majority Leader. The first time I met him was when Clyde Tolson, Associate Director of the FBI, and I was an assistant director, called me to his office and indicated that wouldn't it be a good idea if Mr. [J. Edgar] Hoover were
  • retaliated subsequently to this J. Edgar Hoover--you know, the J. Edgar Hoover-Robert Kennedy confrontation over who authorized wiretapping. Do you know if this was related? M: Well, the Hoover incident was earlier. The Hoover incident was in December,1966
  • hear anything from Lyndon Johnson at that time? For exampl e, it's pretty well known that it Vias Pres i dent Johnson who sent Director Hoover down to talk to you that July. J: Yes. 8: Did you hear anything from Mr. Johnson directly? J
  • in there of a subversive nature that really upset Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover, and even those in the FBI who were less witch-hunting than Hoover. They worried about King. King was not a person--he was extremely controversial. G: But there was a lot of evidence
  • .; Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee ; J. Edgar Hoover; LBJ’s visit to Atlanta during presidency; Atlanta riots, 1966-1967; National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, final report of the Commission and LBJ’s response; Martin Luther King’s
  • would. J: Well, I .have no·secrets. First, let me say I've been a great admirer of Mr. Hoover'sJ. Edgar 1Hoover, for forty years. I think, perhaps, . . . . .' .· . Mr. Hoover .contributed as much· or more to good ·law enforcement
  • ;” work for Senator Joseph McCarthy; Justice Department and Ramsey Clark; Community Relations division; Roger Wilkins; Leroy Collins; FBI and J. Edgar Hoover; 1965 Voting Rights Act; solution to race and peace problems.
  • Johnson Administration, and I guess even back starting with the Kennedy Administration, was a whole series of ideas involving premises such as "the FBI doesn't like the civil rights movement"; "J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King have a vendetta
  • Golden; Everett Dirksen; Barry Goldwater; Senator J. William Fulbright.
  • relationship with King, I think Johnson believed to a certain degree some of the things that J. Edgar Hoover was sending over about King. I think to a certain degree Johnson believed that King was hypocritical in that he was preaching all the things on religion
  • Project Bill; Bureau of the Budget; J. Edgar Hoover; LBJ-Eisenhower relationship; 1956 campaign; VP nomination; Ernest McFarland; cloture rule; Federal Highway Department; Indian affairs; Goldwater family; Hayden's father
  • well here is J. Edgar Hoover. I met him first when he was a clerk down in the Department of Justice and got to talking to him and he said there ought to be a fingerprint bureau. A murder was committed in Phoenix and I heard the man had been
  • LBJ and Senate activities, 1957; Middle East problems; disarmament issue; open curtain proposal; USIA; J. Edgar Hoover; 1957 Civil Rights Bill; Little Rock crisis; Senators Walter George and Richard Russell; Sputnik; space hearings; Johnson
  • . This is one of the agencies where cutting was easiest. G: He also--the corrmittee in the Senate as a whole, I guess, cut the FBI appropriation for the first time. R: J. Edgar Hoover agreed to it. He ca 11 ed J. Edgar and got­ - G: Oh? R: Yes. G: Let
  • in the original Un-American hearings. We know where she is. is her name. She's married. She lives in Brooklyn. So-and-so J. Edgar Hoover is sending men all over the country to investigate, because the President gave him that order. He knows this, LBJ
  • over PPBS; J. Edgar Hoover; LBJ evaluated in some detail; the Labor Department reorganization infuriates LBJ; LBJ characterized as to temper, language, schedule, intelligence, energy, vigor; Califano, McPherson, Levinson, Cater evaluated; the RMN
  • Oral history transcript, Charles J. Zwick, interview 2 (II), 8/1/1969, by David G. McComb
  • Zwick, Charles J. (Charles John), 1926-
  • Charles J. Zwick
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  • the Secretary of Agriculture asking questions that he never asked before. He thought that was great, and these bureau chiefs, of course the classic is J. Edgar Hoover, but the head of the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management or men of equal
  • impatience; MLK and Resurrection City; Ramsey Clark and his relationship with LBJ; wire-tapping; J. Edgar Hoover; Robert Kennedy’s assassination; getting Secret Service protection for Presidential candidates; the Commission on Violence; Lloyd Cutler
  • of your spring--"rhat s07C.e of them aren It. crises, al \'le But tell De ,.]hatever you could call -k.t10\.J about s and the d2cisio'l not to run again. T: Well, I recall, Joe, that after the President made the decision that he television
  • didn't come until the following year with the Safe Streets and Crime Control Act. G: How about organized crime? C: Well, we had meetings on organized crime. We went after it. I even have a picture I think of a meeting with [J. Edgar] Hoover
  • part of it stemmed from the fact that he was so uninhibited--he was manipulative and calculating in many ways, but he was so uninhibited also on the phone that he thought he was entitled to some sense of privacy. G: Did he distrust J. Edgar Hoover
  • that, and then when at home, they moved him home, we gave him--I guess the first week in August, I don't know, something like that, that's when I called J. Edgar Hoover who lived across the street and all of his neighbors there to meet the ambulance when they brought
  • . Edgar Hoover and Robert Kennedy was surfaced, the Department under Nick Katzenbach attempted to find a middle ground; one that would not embarrass, or unduly embarrass, Robert Kennedy, and one that was nonetheless candid and honest as to the prior
  • surtax and Wilbur Mills; LBJ's concern for the people at the 1968 Poor People's Campaign demonstration; gun control; LBJ's view on wiretaps and his relationship with J. Edgar Hoover; mistake regarding letters to Congress members following the signing
  • -- 18 think he thought J. Edgar Hoover went bonkers on some things and shouldn't be allowed to do it. G: But then on the other hand, did he like to read the reports that came from this material? B: Loved to read them, and loved to read them out loud
  • card and burn it but it wasn't a draft card. It would be a Xerox copy of a draft card because they didn't want to get in trouble. But Hershey was--he was somebody you couldn't talk to. He was terribly out of touch. He'd become not quite J. Edgar Hoover
  • be in 1960. Had yoct any particular acquaintance with Johnson prior to that time? S: I had known Johnson when he was Majority Leader, I'd known far better very close friends and supporters of his, esp2cially J[m Rowe and Phil Graham. At Jim Rowe's
  • had letters from J. Edgar Hoover, everybody, wanting him to stay on, you know. G: Did your brother have some leverage on Styles Bridges to--? J: No. G: Nothing? J: If he had of, he wouldn't have used it. different from what I've heard
  • people on the faculty of Ole Miss; Governor [J. P.] Coleman [former governor of Mississippi] was very helpful. I'm sure he'd hate even now for anybody to know how helpful he was, but he was very helpful with advice at least and names, you know. You could
  • . Edgar Hoover's power; LBJ's relationship with MLK; contrasting JFK's and LBJ's approaches to what became the 1964 Civil Rights Act; JFK's physical condition; LBJ as storyteller versus JFK as listener; LBJ's outward showing of emotions versus JFK's
  • took in the national interest. G: Were there any in that meeting that proposed an alternative course of action? O: There might have been one other alternative of course. I envision Senator [J. William] Fulbright had some fairly extensive comment
  • historic sites; Willard Hotel; J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI Building; Lady Bird’s time and attention; Federal Highway Commission; National Plaza; Owings close to the Nixon Administration; Nixon’s interest in the National Plaza; LBJ Library; Skidmore-Owings
  • stunt that nobody ever tried with him apparently . I called him direct on the phone . I don't think anybody had ever called up J . Edgar Hoover direct . before, And got him, not even a secretary in between . Fs 0: Fs Os You can't do that, I've tried
  • to one of the pieces of legislation; I can't remember. It was one of the civil rights bills. Also, on the Vietnam thing, yes, there was concern. I remember [J. Edgar] Hoover was also playing out here in this. Hoover was circulating memos about
  • , 1989 INTERVIEWEE: LOUISE STANFORD INTERVIEWER: Sibyl Jackson PLACE: St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas Tape 1 of 2, Side 1 J: This is Sibyl Jackson from the LBJ Library and I'm here with Louise Stanford. Mrs. Stanford, can you tell me
  • the subtleties and complications better? J: Very much so. I think that was one of the criticisms of Townsend Hoopes. To my knowledge, he never sat in on any of the decision-making meetings in which the President was deciding issues. But you found
  • INTERVIEWEE: SAM HOUSTON JOHNSON INTERVIHJER: Michael L. Gillette PLACE: The Alamo Hotel, Austin, Texas Tape 1 of 3 J: Well, let's see, we were talking about Congressman Dick Kleberg. was he? Where did he come from? tage is a most important thing
  • , 1978 INTERVIEWEE: W. ERVIN II REDII JAt1ES INTERVI HJER: MICHAEL L. GILLETTE PLACE: Mr. James' office, Houston, Texas Tape 1 of 2 J: I first met Lyndon B. Johnson sometime in the mid 1930s. I was a clerk in the old WPA. At that time Aubrey
  • against the certification of LBJ as the Democratic nominee for Senate; Davidson's relationship with Mrs. Johnson's father, T. J. Taylor; irregularities in voting results throughout Texas; Judge Davidson signing the injunction enjoining the Texas secretary
  • DATE: September 5, 1981 INTERVIEWEE: LADY BIRD JOHNSON INTERVIEWER: MICHAEL L. GILLETTE PLACE: LBJ Ranch, Stonewall, Texas Tape 1 of 4 J: So the last week of July 1948 found us--Lyndon, me, all his campaign workers--in the mood composed
  • about him. Sa7t Houston lived with Lyndon when he lived out across the street from Hoover. F: J. Edgar Hoover. H:· He used to ride to work with him in that black limousine. Sam [Houston] I Was that out on Woodway? ~!ould And call every once
  • Finch, Assistant Secretary for Administration; evaluation of LBJ’s long-term contribution to civil rights movement; Senator Fulbright; 1965 change in the priorities of the LBJ administration; concern regarding wire-tapping; J. Edgar Hoover; FBI tapes
  • Sarah (Mrs. T. J.) Taylor
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  • they lived in their house on -oh, the brick house where Aunt Effie lived with them. What street was that on? T: Oh, right across from J. Edgar Hoover. G: Well, it was their home in Washington for the longest period of time when he was senator. It had
  • role in that position; 1951 congressional issues, including initiating a military draft; attempts to persuade Dwight Eisenhower to run for the presidency; Major J. R. Parten; Washington, D.C. social events, especially involving Texans; Zephyr Wright's
  • DATE: January 30, 1982 INTERVIEWEE: LADY BIRD JOHNSON INTERVIEWER: MICHAEL L. GILLETTE PLACE: LBJ Ranch, Stonewall, Texas Tape 1 of 2 J: You asked me a minute ago about whether Lyndon was interested in the publicity that came
  • the matter of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. As is now beginning to appear in the newspapers, presumably there were wiretaps or other kind of surveillance on Dr. King during this whole period. R: I think
  • games and the Mayor of Selma; J. Edgar Hoover and the Yarmouth Castle case; Secret Service-FBI merger issue; anecdote of LBJ's political acumen; Jim Wright an issue of constitutionality; dealing with civil disturbances; the M-16 rifle investigation
  • Counsel and then Acting Special Assistant for Civil Functions; General Counsel and Special Assistant for Civil Functions. Interviewer ~--±D~o~r~o~t~h~y,,__P...__i~e~r~c~e.__~~__.'--~~~--Position or relationship to narrator __ __ H_i_s_t_o_ry..a.-_P_r_o~J
  • hand, he would frequently ask us for help--I say frequently, I don't mean every week or even every month, but from time to time. B: You know, for a time there, at least as it appeared in the public press, it looked like J. Edgar Hoover almost had
  • were on the Appropriations Committee, nobody touched Nevada unless McCarran wanted it done. McCarran was notorious for making enemies. Hoover were great buddies. He and [J. Edgar] He set up that Senate Committee on Internal Security because Hoover
  • : MICHAEL L. GILLETTE PLACE: LBJ Ranch, Stonewall, Texas More on LBJ Library oral histories: http://discoverlbj.org/exhibits/show/loh/oh Tape 1 of 4 G: Let's start with the circumstances of Luci's birth. J: Actually, for me, that summer was a sort
  • but hadn't attended, you know. of any older organization. attend. That's typical There's a lot of members that don't He got them out, a lot of them, enough to be elected. G: What else did he talk about that day? W: Well, at that times Herbert Hoover
  • INTERVIEWEE: SAM HOUSTON JOHNSON INTERVIEWER: Michael L. Gillette PLACE: The Alamo Hotel, Austin, Texas Tape 1 of 2 J: "Years later, when I was on Johnson's staff, Sam Houston felt only irritation when the Majority Leader was hailed in newspapers