Miller Center

John Babcock

Speaker: John E. Babcock
Date: November 22, 1983
Editor of a local newspaper in Austin, Texas. Worked for Congressman Maury Maverick (1935-1939) during Johnson?s early years in Congress. Familiar with Wirtz, who promoted the formation of the Lower Colorado River Authority and worked with Johnson to provide it with federal funds. Wirtz helped Johnson obtain various federal projects for the Tenth Congressional District, enlisted influential supporters for Johnson's early campaigns, and aided him in the races for the U.S. Senate in 1941 and 1948.