Speaker: A. Willis Robertson
Date: September 27, 1968
Democrat from Virginia who served in the House of Representatives (1932-1946) and the Senate (1946-1960), where he vigorously opposed expansion of federal power, social welfare programs, and racial integration. While Robertson endorsed Johnson?s presidency, he opposed much of the President?s legislation in Congress, including the Great Society programs. While Chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee, Robertson strongly advocated the Bank Merger Act that favored larger banks.