Miller Center

Adrian Spears

Speaker: Adrian A. Spears
Date: June 11, 1971
Texas lawyer who discusses his work as a congressional district campaign manager for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1948, as well as his handling of Johnson?s campaigns of 1954 and 1960. Also addresses the subject of attending the Democratic National Conventions of 1952, 1956, and 1960. Addresses Johnson?s relationship with Kennedy and Senator Yarborough, as well as the idea of having to remove himself from politics after he became a federal judge in the Western District of Texas. Addresses also Johnson?s patronage of San Antonio and his own impressions of Lady Bird Johnson.