LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Signed photo, inscribed to an influential Washington lobbyist, framed in the
Gallery of History style to 16½x19½
Photograph inscribed and signed: "with best regards to Charles Patrick
Clark -/Lyndon Johnson". B/w, 7½x9¾ overall, image 5¾x7½ (one surface).
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON (1908-1973), the 36th President of the U.S.
(1963-1969), had served as U.S. Representative from Texas
(1937-1949), U.S. Senator from Texas (1949-1961 -- Senate Majority Whip,
1951-1953; Minority Leader, 1953-1955; Majority Leader, 1955-1961) and JFK's
Vice President (1961-1963). When President Kennedy was assassinated on
November 22, 1963, LBJ was sworn in as President aboard Air Force
One. In 1964, he was elected for a full four-year term, but did not seek
reelection in 1968. Charles Patrick Clark was Associate Chief
Counsel of the War Investigating Committee, chaired by then Senator Harry
Truman, whose investigation of profiteering in the defense industry
(beginning in 1942) earned Truman fame (and a spot as FDR's running mate in
1944). Later, Clark became a powerful Washington lobbyist. Clark gained
headlines in 1950 by punching syndicated columnist Drew Pearson for a story
Pearson had written about Clark's lobbying efforts on behalf of Spanish dictator
Francisco Franco. Light ink smudge above the "nd" of Lyndon. ¼-inch tear at
lower left edge, two pinhead-size nicks at lower left and upper right margins.
Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: