Letter from Senator Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall, August 12, 1958

Title

Letter from Senator Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall, August 12, 1958

Subject

Hall, Cordye; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

Description

Letter from Senator Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall in response to a letter he received from Hall in which she sent him an article from the Times Herald. Johnson also refers to an apparent accusation from Hall regarding an incident at the Dallas County Convention and how he has never "extended support to 'reactionary fanatics.'" Hall has written "lie!" in pencil next to this statement.

Creator

Hall, Cordye

Date

8/12/1958

Rights

Materials may not be used without permission. For further information, please contact (940) 898-3751 or womenshistory@twu.edu

Language

en

Type

letters

Identifier

MSS052_letter_19580812

Rights Holder

Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX 76204.

Text

LYNDON B. JOHNSON
TEXAS
United States Senate
Office of Democratic Leader
Washington, D.C

August 12, 1958


Dear Mrs. Hall:
I have read with interest your letter of August 6th and the indicted story in the accompanying tearsheet from the Times Herald.
I agree that wisdom calls for Democrats not to fight among themselves but to concentrate on affirmative support of the principles of our party. Of course it is hardly necessary for me to state that I had nothing whatever to do with anything that happened at the Dallas County Convention, and I am not aware that I have ever extended support to “reactionary fanatics.”
(Handwritten to the right of the above paragraph, pointing towards the last sentence) Lie!
Sincerely,
[Handwritten] Lyndon B. Johnson.
Lyndon B. Johnson


Mrs. Cordye Hall

Original Format

paper, typed letter

Files

MSS052_letter_19580812.pdf

Citation

Hall, Cordye, “Letter from Senator Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall, August 12, 1958,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed June 18, 2024, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/102.

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