LBJ Seeks Robert E. Lee for Civil Rights Commission
Johnson wanted to fill an opening on the federal Civil Rights Commission with a moderate Southerner. Here, Johnson lobbied William Mitchell, an Arkansas attorney and friend of powerful Arkansas Congressman Wilbur Mills, comparing Mitchell's choice to one faced in a previous century by Robert E. Lee.
Date: Mar 02, 1964
Participants: Lyndon Johnson, William Mitchell
Conversation Number: wh6403.02-2326