Speaker: Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper
Date: September 19, 1968
Republican Senator from Iowa (1945-1969). Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee (1962-1969). During the 1960s, he supported business, military, and defense assistance legislation, as well as most civil rights bills. Hickenlooper opposed many foreign aid bills and voted against many of Johnson?s domestic welfare measures, though he worked to maintain Republican support for his policy in Vietnam.