Summer Stock: Behind the Scenes with LBJ in '48


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In the summer of 1941, Congressman Lyndon Baines Johnson ran for the U.S. Senate in a special election. He lost. It was the only political race LBJ ever lost, and he always claimed that W. Lee Pappy O'Daniel had stolen the office from him. In the summer of 1948, Johnson ran again for the Senate. This time his chief opponent in the Democratic primaries was former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson. After much counting and recounting of ballots, Johnson was declared the winner of the runoff, or second primary, by just eighty-seven ...

Summer Stock: Behind the Scenes with LBJ in '48 1992, Texas Christian University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875651071