Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library (source): Lee C. White (crop), Assistant Special Counsel to the President (1961-1963), undated

As Assistant Special Counsel to the President, Lee C. White worked directly under Special Counsel to the President, Theodore C. Sorensen. White's duties included staff work on a wide range of administration programs. When Special Assistant to the President Harris L. Wofford, Jr. left in 1962 to accept a post with the Peace Corps, White inherited much of his responsibility for coordinating civil rights policy for the White House.



1923 Born, September 1, Omaha, Nebraska

1948 B.S., University of Nebraska

1950 LA.B., University of Nebraska

1950-54 Attorney, Legal Division, Tennessee Valley Authority

1954-55 Assistant to Joseph P. Kennedy and Member, Hoover Commission

1954-57 Legislative Assistant to Senator John F. Kennedy

1957-58 Counsel, Senate Small Business Committee

1958-61 Administrative Assistant to Senator John S. Cooper

1961-63 Assistant Special Counsel to President Kennedy

1963-65 Associate Special Counsel to President Johnson

1965-66 Special Counsel to President Johnson

1966-69 Chairman, Federal Power Commission

1969- Partner, Semer, White and Jacobsen, Washington, D.C.

1972 Campaign Manager, Sargent Shriver Campaign for Vice Presidency

1984-1988 Director, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company

2013 Died, October 31, Bethesda, Maryland


"Lee Calvin White." Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2004.
Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2004.