Miller Center

Joseph Rauh

Speaker: Joseph L. Rauh, Jr.
Date: August 1, 1969
Began his political career as a legal assistant to the Supreme Court Justices Cardozo and Frankfurter. Later, Rauh was one of the founding members of the American Democratic Association that was highly critical of the Kennedy Administration?s failure to resolve the issue of segregation. By the 1964 Democratic Convention, Rauh had created a splinter group known as the MFDP, which was wooed back into the party by Johnson when he chose Humphrey as his running mate. Soon after, Rauh became an outspoken critic of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and distanced himself from his former friend Humphrey.