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On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first African American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment, Marshall had successfully argued many cases before the Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board of Education. He served on the Court for 24 years, and posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Images: “Meeting regarding announcement of Thurgood Marshall’s nomination as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States" 06/13/1967 and "Message of President Lyndon B. Johnson Nominating Thurgood Marshall of New York to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 06/13/1967

These John Kennedy-Lyndon Johnson supporters are postering up the Leon County Democratic Party headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida, on October 31, 1960, mere days before the state would reject the Democratic ticket in favor of Richard Nixon. 

Via the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

These John Kennedy-Lyndon Johnson supporters are postering up the Leon County Democratic Party headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida, on October 31, 1960, mere days before the state would reject the Democratic ticket in favor of Richard Nixon.

Via the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

Through all his awkward homeliness, there is a look of transparent genuine goodness, which at once reaches your heart and makes you love and trust him.
James Garfield, writing in his diary about meeting President-elect Abraham Lincoln in Ohio when Lincoln’s train journey to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration took him through Columbus, 1861. (via deadpresidents)
Some lovely, well-dressed Herbert Hoover fans at the University of Chicago prepare to gleefully beat the shit out of a Democratic Party donkey in 1932.

WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE MASCOTS?

University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf4-02503, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Some lovely, well-dressed Herbert Hoover fans at the University of Chicago prepare to gleefully beat the shit out of a Democratic Party donkey in 1932.

WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE MASCOTS?

University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf4-02503, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

How could anybody work up a feeling of sufficient personal malice toward Ronald Reagan to want him dead?
Vice President George H.W. Bush, genuinely puzzled about why someone would try to assassinate Ronald Reagan, to aides on board Air Force Two as Bush returned to Washington, D.C. immediately following Reagan’s shooting, March 30, 1981 (via deadpresidents)

casualscience:

the life and times of grovey cleves! buffalo, ny.

this is a series of shadowboxes hand drawn by mickey harmon depicting tales of grover cleveland. the shadowboxes are paired with a graphic novel of the same title with narrative written by scott mancuso. you can view and purchase the book here and you can see close-ups of the shadowboxes here.

President Kennedy photographed in his rocking chair by George James.
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On this date (June 14, 1922) President Warren G. Harding became the first president to be heard on the radio. Read more here on History.com.

treadmill-to-oblivion:

On this date (June 14, 1922) President Warren G. Harding became the first president to be heard on the radio. Read more here on History.com.