Speaker: Charles A. Halleck
Date: September 19, 1968
Republican Representative from Indiana (1935-1969). House Minority Leader (1959-1965). During the 1960s, led the Republican-Southern Democratic conservative coalition that crushed much of the Kennedy Administration?s legislative agenda, though he harbored support for the civil rights bill in 1963 and 1964. Endorsed Senator Barry Goldwater for president .