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“I Would Be Honored to Do It”


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President Johnson wanted the commission investigating the assassination of John F. “Jack” Kennedy to be bipartisan, selecting two Republicans and two Democrats—one each from the House and the Senate—to be among its members. In this call, Johnson reached out to Rep. Gerald R. “Jerry” Ford Jr. [R–Michigan], the House Republican conference chair and later House Minority Leader, vice president, and president. 


November 29, 1963
Oval Office

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