Larry E. Temple

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Larry Eugene Temple
White House Counsel
In office
October 26, 1967 – January 20, 1969
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byHarry McPherson
Succeeded byJohn Ehrlichman
Personal details
Born (1935-12-26) December 26, 1935 (age 83)
Plainview, Texas
Political partyDemocratic

Larry Eugene Temple (born December 26, 1935) is an American attorney who served as the White House Counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1967 to 1969.[1][2] From 1963 to 1967, he was the Executive Assistant to Texas Governor John Connally.[3]

In 1957, Temple graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas. In 1959, he earned a LL.B. degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and graduated Order of the Coif. From 1959 to 1960, he was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark.

Currently, Temple is chairman of the board of trustees of the LBJ Foundation.[4]

President Johnson posing with staff 1969. Larry Temple standing 2nd row, 2nd from left.
Left to right: Julie Gold, H.W. Brands and Larry Temple at LBJ Library, 2015.


  1. ^ "An Insider's Look at the LBJ White House". Texas Lawyer. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  2. ^ "Larry Temple". Presidential Leadership Scholars. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ Redford, Emmette S.; McCulley, Richard T. White House Operations: The Johnson Presidency. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. ISBN 1477304754.
  4. ^ "List of Board of Directors". LBJ Library. Retrieved April 11, 2017.

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