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[VIDEO] July 2, 1964 | LBJ Remarks to Maxwell Taylor, New Ambassador to South Vietnam

July 2, 1964 - At the White House today, before President Johnson and sworn in by Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Gen. Maxwell Taylor ended his 21-month career as the nation’s ranking military chief and his long and distinguished career in the Army to take on newly assigned duties as U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam.

In that post, he succeeds Henry Cabot Lodge, and to both of them President Johnson, at this morning’s ceremony, gave admiring tribute, remarking that “one great American follows another great American.”

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