The Inauguration: The Man in The Business Suit


F.D.R. is remembered for his navy blue cape, Eisenhower for his Homburg, and Kennedy for the jaunty way he carried the top hat that he really didn't want to wear. Lyndon Johnson wants to be remembered as the man in the business suit. In a break with prevailing custom, the White House announced that Johnson will attend the Inauguration wearing "an Oxford gray suit, black shoes and a fedora."

Johnson's decision took Vice President-elect Hubert Humphrey by surprise. Assuming that Johnson would wear the traditional cutaway, Hubert had already dropped by...

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