Magazine
Latest Issue

What happened next?

My father was LBJ's closest aide and witnessed the bitter transition of power to him after JFK's murder. Last year I found his journal.

By Scott Busby   December 2003

One weekend last June, I drove down to my sister Betsy’s house in Encinitas, California, to do something I had long resisted – sort through my father’s papers and memorabilia. My sisters and I had moved our father, Horace Busby, from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 1997 because of his failing health. It was not an easy move to make for a man who had been a close aide to Lyndon Johnson and who, after LBJ left the White House in 1969, stayed for nearly 30 years in the nation’s capital, where he built a career as a political…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect