A Guide to the Fagan Dickson Papers, 1956, 1967-1968, undated
A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Fagan Dickson (1904-1977) attended Georgetown College and received his law degree from Harvard University. From 1930 through 1941, Dickson practiced law in San Antonio, Texas, and subsequently served as assistant attorney general from 1942 through 1949. Around 1950, he moved to Austin, where he once again worked as an attorney. In 1968, Dickson ran against U. S. Representative J. J. Pickle for the Democratic nomination for Lyndon B. Johnson’s former congressional seat in the 10th district. With the slogan "Bring Lyndon Home!" he campaigned on a platform to end the Vietnam War by dissuading President Johnson from running for another term. Following Johnson’s decision not to campaign for reelection, Dickson withdrew from the race.
"Fagan Dickson Dies at Age 73."Dallas Morning News, July 7, 1977.
Castlebury, Glen. "Congress Candidate Dickson Urges Old Friend, LBJ, to Retire to Ranch."Austin American, February 7, 1968.
Comprising correspondence, campaign items, printed material, notes, and newspaper clippings, the Fagan Dickson Papers, 1956, 1967-1968, undated, document Fagan’s career as an attorney and his bid for the Democratic seat in the 1968 Texas congressional election. Correspondence, notes, and campaign material such as bumper stickers and press releases concern the congressional race and the "Bring Lyndon Home!" campaign. Printed material includes brochures protesting the Vietnam War and Fagan’s opinions on segregation, while newspaper clippings pertain to Johnson’s presidency and political issues.
This collection is open for research use.
Fagan Dickson Papers, 1956, 1967-1968, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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