Clare Boothe Luce

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Person.png Clare Boothe Luce   Amazon WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, author)
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BornAnn Clare Boothe
March 10, 1903, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died1987-10-09 (Age 84)
Washington DC
ReligionRoman Catholic
ChildrenAnn Clare Brokaw
SpouseGeorge Tuttle Brokaw
Member ofCenter for Strategic and International Studies/Board and Staff, Committee on the Present Danger/Members, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members
RelativesAnna Clara Schneider & William Franklin Boothe

Clare Boothe Luce was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. She was the wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time magazine, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated.

JFK Assassination

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."[1]


An appointment by Clare Boothe Luce

Giovanni De LorenzoSIFAR/DirectorDecember 1955October 1962Retained effective control of SIFAR although no longer official director


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