The Presidency: A Modest Sum

His own trustee pegged the figure at $4,160,000. The Washington Star made it $9,000,000. LIFE Magazine, by a "conservative calculation of present market values," reckoned it at $14 million. Finally, in the face of increasing speculation about the size and nature of his personal fortune, President Johnson last week ordered Haskins & Sells, one of the biggest accounting firms in the U.S., to release an audit of his family's net worth. The figure: $3,484,098.

"Incredibly Low." If Lyndon thought that this would be the last word on the subject, he was badly mistaken. "Incredibly low," snapped G.O.P. National Chairman Dean...

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