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“I Thought We Were Going to Confirm Him”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

A coalition of Republicans and right-wing southern Democrats blocked President Johnson’s nomination of Supreme Court justice Abraham “Abe” Fortas for Chief Justice of the United States. Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen [R–Illinois] had promised to do his best to push the nomination through but did not deliver. 

 

Date:
August 27, 1968
Location:
LBJ Ranch
Conversation:
WH6808-02-13323

Conversation Participants