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LBJ and Jacqueline Kennedy

This call between JFK's widow, Jackie Kennedy, and LBJ, took place about 10 days after President Kennedy's assassination. At the end of the conversation, Johnson told the former First Lady that she still had a valuable role to play in American society, especially by giving him "strength" to conduct his affairs. Citing something he had "told my mama a long time ago," Johnson recounted the boost in morale that the women in his life had provided him over the years, especially his narrow 1948 Senate election. This call was the first recorded conversation between the two in LBJ's presidential recordings.

Date:  Dec 02, 1963
Participants:  Lyndon Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy

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