The Administration: New Titles

Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach's long ordeal was over. Precisely 147 days after Katzenbach, 43, became the U.S.'s Acting Attorney General, a stand-in for Bobby Kennedy, he received a call asking him and his wife Lydia to have dinner at the White House. President Johnson arose from his sickbed and, wearing pajamas and a robe, supped with Lady Bird and the Katzenbachs in the family quarters, told Katzenbach that next day he would name him Attorney General for real.

Escape & Study. No one could say just why Johnson had kept Katzenbach dangling for...

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