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    A Lyndon Johnson Four-line Autograph Letter Signed on White House Stationery -- Suitable Substitute to Complete a Presidential Collection as Johnson Does Not Exist in the Normally Collected Format Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973), thirty-sixth President (1963-1969). Johnson was a Congressman from Texas, even during his World War II Naval service, where he won a Silver Star. He was elected Senator by 87 votes, and rose to majority leader, earning a reputation as a domineering figure and crafty legislator. Selected as John F. Kennedy's running mate, he became President after the assassination. He signed two major civil rights laws, and began the progressive Great Society programs, which included Head Start and Job Corps. He escalated the Vietnam War, leading to student protests and the "credibility gap." Declining to run in 1968, he retired to his Texas ranch, where he died a few years later. Typed letter signed, one page, 9" x 6 1/4", June 9, 1965, Washington, D.C. Dick Goodwin sends the following message to President Johnson, "Mr. President: Now that my prophecy is about to be realized, I thought you would like to see this memo which I sent you many months ago." John's reply in full reads, "Dick -- What is your point? I don't get it -- L." The note is accompanied by a copy of the April 29, 1965 memo Goodwin is referring to. The memo is regarding the United State's policy toward DeGaulle and France. On the cover note, Goodwin states, "Mr. President: I sent you this memorandum last summer. I believe everything in it is still true, and just as urgent. Dick Goodwin, April 29, 1965." President Johnson's note in reply reads, "I agree -- send this to Thom Manee [?] and let's get busy. -- L." Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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