There is no doubt that Lyndon Johnson is, for the Democrats, exactly the right man in the right place at the right time.
THE place was the minority leader's chair in the U.S. Senate and the TIME was June 22, 1953. The judgment, about the man who was emerging as the key figure in putting together the pieces of a badly beaten and divided Democratic Party, was made at the end of our first cover story on Lyndon Johnson. This week he makes his tenth appearance on the cover, a victorious and powerful President, as Man of the Year.
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