June 13, 1967. LBJ meets with Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall just before announcing his nomination to the Supreme Court. LBJ takes these notes during their meeting.
Early that morning, LBJ had a frank conversation with Attorney General Ramsey Clark about Marshall, asking questions like, “Is he well-liked by staff?” and inquiring as the origin of the negative things he’s heard (begins about 1:55). Clark’s response, at 2:20, is that he “doesn’t fit the mold…he’s a big, easy-going very humane type of person.”
Photo: #C5706-1, public domain. Notes, Handwriting File, “June 1967, [3 of 3],” Box 27, LBJ Library.