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Lyndon Johnson at funeral of Kentucky senator, 1951

Posted on June 22, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
From left, U.S. Senators Dennis Chavez (D, N.M.), Ernest W. McFarland (D, Az., Senate Majority Leader) and Lyndon B. Johnson (D, Tx., Senate Majority Whip) talk during funeral services for Kentucky Senator Virgil Chapman, March 11, 1951 at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Lexington. A 25-year veteran of Congress, Chapman was killed in an auto accident in Washington D.C. He was a University of Kentucky Law graduate and is buried in Paris Cemetery in Paris. 12 years after this picture, Johnson would become President of the United States after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Herald-Leader Archive Photo Pictures in connection with funeral services for Senator Virgil Chapman.  Senators Dennis Chavez, Ernest W. McFarland and Lyndon B. Johnson chat at Lafayette hotel. Published in the Lexington Leader March 12, 1951. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

From left, U.S. Sens. Dennis Chavez (D-N.M.), Ernest W. McFarland (D-Ariz., the Senate majority leader) and Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Texas, the Senate majority whip) talked during the funeral for Sen. Virgil Chapman of Kentucky on March 11, 1951, at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Lexington. A 25-year veteran of Congress, Chapman was killed in an auto accident in Washington. He was a University of Kentucky law graduate and was buried in Paris Cemetery in Paris. Twelve years after this photo was taken, Johnson would become president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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