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“Be My Solicitor General”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

Explaining that he wanted to "do this job that Lincoln started," President Johnson asked appellate judge Thurgood Marshall to become solicitor general of the United States. Johnson intimated that the post might not be the last one in Marshall’s career, implying that he might yet appoint Marshall as the first Black justice on the US Supreme Court. 

 

Date:
July 7, 1965
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6507-01-8307

Conversation Participants