Letter from Vice-President Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall, December 6, 1961

Title

Letter from Vice-President Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall, December 6, 1961

Subject

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

Description

Letter from Vice-President Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall in response to a letter he received from Hall in which she wrote to him about a previous speech. Johnson states that he sees no reason to "protect the Communists from the truth" and includes a copy of the speech.

Creator

Hall, Cordye

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_19611206

Rights Holder

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

Text

(American Eagle THE VICE PRESIDENT
surrounded by WASHINGTON
stars) December 6, 1961



Dear Mr. Hall:
I cannot agree with your reasoning. I saw no reason to protect the Communists from the truth.

I am enclosing a copy of the speech exactly as I delivered it. The line upon which the Soviet Ambassador walked out merely stated that an attack upon Europe would be a hazardous enterprise. It is really hard for me to consider this “insulting to sensitive people for no reason.”
Sincerely,
[Handwritten] Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson

Original Format

paper, typed letter

Files

MSS052_letter_19611206.pdf

Citation

Hall, Cordye, “Letter from Vice-President Lyndon Johnson to Cordye Hall, December 6, 1961,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed June 18, 2024, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/103.

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