Date: August 27, 1973
Creator: Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985
Description: Typescript by United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes recounting her experiences on November 22, 1963, following President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. Judge Hughes describes the scene aboard Air Force One at Love Field as she administered the presidential oath of office to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. She concludes by expressing her confidence in President Johnson's character and his ability to lead the country in the aftermath of the assassination. In addition to Judge Hughes's narrative, the first page of the typescript serves as a first day of issue cover of a United States postage stamp featuring Lyndon B. Johnson, first authorized for use on August 27, 1973. The postal frank on the first page, below the stamp, reads "AUSTIN, AUG. 27, 1973, TX" and "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE".
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives