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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Baltimore native played key role in Johnson's swearing-in

    Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to President John F. Kennedy, stepped into a small cubicle at Parkland Hospital, where Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson nervously waited with his wife and several aides to learn the condition of the president. Kennedy had...
  • Season recap: Dallas Griffiths

    Season recap: Dallas Griffiths
    North Florida Christian School defensive coordinator Jonathan Mauk sat down with star middle linebacker Dallas Griffiths before the 2011 season to formulate a list of goals for the year. Atop the list was a particularly lofty mark that the 6-foot-2, 225-...
  • Miller, Busch set records for longevity

    It's been more than a quarter-century since someone other than Thomas V. Mike Miller was president of the Maryland Senate and almost a decade since House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch was first chosen for his post. Today, when the two chambers of...
  • Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment

    Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment
    Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They...
  • President to president

    President to president
    "You will be our president when you read this note," George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 campaign, denying Mr. Bush the provisional vindication that reelection provides until history has its chance to...
  • Do we want a true city or an oasis on the water?

    Do we want a true city or an oasis on the water?
    It was an intimidating experience indeed. Downtown on Pratt Street, late at night, surrounded by looming shadows. The sound of approaching footsteps spawned immediate unease. We prayed that our expected ride would appear soon. It was 1964. The Inner...
  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...
  • Can Romney win the Latino vote?

    The courtship of the Hispanic vote has reached new intensity in the presidential campaign, with both President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney dutifully addressing the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...
  • Gladys W. Winter, homemaker

    Gladys W. Winter, homemaker
    Gladys W. Winter, a homemaker and benefactor of several Baltimore cultural institutions, died Wednesday of emphysema at her home on Roland Mews in the Village of Cross Keys. She was 88. Gladys Woolford, the daughter of a banker and a homemaker, was born...
  • Tea party, 'Occupy' don't stack up with '60s protests

    Tea party, 'Occupy' don't stack up with '60s protests
    Once again, rage in the streets has captured the nation's attention, as it did during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960s. Now it is the turn of the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements. But the latter two have not...
  • Broken families and the achievement gap

    The recent article by Joe Pettit entitled, "Achievement gap: It's still about race" (Feb. 24) misses a much larger picture. It has been nearly 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society." In 1964 two important pieces of legislation were...
  • Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like

    Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like
    Where is Afghanistan policy headed at this crucial moment? As the nation's excellent if unsung war commander, Gen. John Allen, testifies on Capitol Hill this week, and as Republican presidential aspirants continue to attack President Barack Obama from...