Clare Boothe Luce
| Clare Boothe Luce |
|Born||Ann Clare Boothe|
March 10, 1903, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||1987-10-09 (Age 84)|
|Children||Ann Clare Brokaw|
|Relatives||Anna Clara Schneider & William Franklin Boothe|
|Spouse||George Tuttle Brokaw|
|Member of||Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members|
When Clare Boothe Luce asked Lyndon Johnson why he agreed to be US Vice President, he told her that his research showed that 6 out of 33 of US Presidents had achieved office without being elected, and that “I’m a gambling man.” Mark Gorton adds that "a study of LBJ’s history shows that he was anything but a gambling man. In fact, LBJ was a man who left nothing to chance. Most likely, LBJ planned to kill JFK from the moment he considered becoming vice president."
An appointment by Clare Boothe Luce
|Giovanni De Lorenzo||SIFAR/Director||December 1955||October 1962||Retained effective control of SIFAR although no longer official director|
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