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“It’s a Horrible, Tragic Thing”

 

Photo credit: Paul Fusco/ Library of Congress, Look Magazine Collection

Conversation Details

Roughly six hours after Sen. Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy [D–New York] was shot in Los Angeles after winning the California Democratic primary, President Johnson placed a call to Sen. Edward M. "Teddy" Kennedy [D–Massachusetts], RFK's younger brother, to express his sympathy. Johnson also explained a new provision he had authorized for Secret Service details to be assigned to all presidential candidates and their families.

 

Date:
June 5, 1968
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6806-01-13104-13106

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