PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED BY LBJ TO Deputy Director of the FBI DEKE DE LOACH
Lyndon B. Johnson Signed Photograph.
Johnson, Lyndon Baines and Lady Bird.$800.00
Item Number: 43053
Color photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson couple in formal attire, signed and inscribed to the deputy director of the FBI, “To Deke de Loach-with our appreciation for your steadfastness and devotion to country-Lady Bird Johnson, Merry Christmas! 1968,” and “and Lyndon B. Johnson.” A presidential seal, green ribbon, calling card, and White House envelope are affixed to the reverse. Framed and in fine condition. The recipient Deke DeLoach worked at the FBI for nearly thirty years and, in 1965, was promoted by Hoover to Deputy Director. During his post, DeLoach was the third most senior official in the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson and was the lead investigator in both the Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinations. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, he previously served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and then as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961. He spent six years as Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader, and two more as Senate Majority Whip.