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“I Think He Ought to Be Institutionalized”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

On 14 October 1964, White House aide Walter W. Jenkins resigned following his arrest on a morals charge. Nine days later, President Johnson and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director J. Edgar Hoover discussed the political and personal fallout from the incident in a conversation that revealed prevailing attitudes about homosexuality. 

 

Date:
October 23, 1964
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6410-14-5948

Conversation Participants