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LBJ Appoints Gerald Ford to the Warren Commission

Of all the congressional members on the Warren Commission, Ford was the least known to President Johnson. He had been first elected to the House in 1948, the same year Johnson won his Senate seat. Ford's first and only intensive encournter with Lyndon Johnson had occurred in 1957, when both men served on a bipartisan House-Senate committee formed to draft the legislation creating NASA.

Date:  Nov 29, 1963
Time:  18:52
Participants:  Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford
Conversation Number:  K6311.01 PNO 1

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