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“We Need Your Help”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

Speaking with Sen. Russell B. Long [D–Louisiana] the day after Hurricane Betsy slammed into New Orleans, President Johnson heard about the Category 4 storm’s damage to the region. Long implored Johnson to tour the affected areas—a visit, the senator assured him, that would pay significant political dividends. 

 

Date:
September 10, 1965
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6509-03-8847

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