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Samuel Shapiro

Speaker: Samuel Shapiro
Date: March 19, 1971
Description
Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Illinois (1956-alternate, 1960). Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (1961-1968) and Governor of Illinois (1968-69). Became acquainted with Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and discusses the presidential campaigns of 1964 and 1968, as well as his role in dealing with the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King.

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