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Vice President Johnson Would Exercise Duties of President if Kennedy Incapacitated

Aug. 10, 1961 - President Kennedy disclosed today that he had made an agreement that Vice President Johnson would exercise the rights and duties of the President in the event of any period of Presidential incapacity. The agreement follows the example set by President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon in 1958. President Kennedy made his disclosure in response to a question at his news conference today. It was stated that no specific event or ailment led to the agreement.


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