Miller Center

James Wilson

Speaker: James W. Wilson
Date: February 26, 1971
Associated with the law firm Powell, Wirtz, and Rauhut, where Connally had also worked. Discusses Senator Wirtz, experience of his work for Senator Lyndon B. Johnson in Congress, political and electoral dynamics relating to Johnson?s career, Johnson?s interaction with his employees and Senators Nixon and Kennedy, as well as Ralph Yarborough and Strom Thurmond. Discusses also the election of 1960, Johnson?s interest in civil rights and the space program.