Interview with George Romney

Was William Ramsey Clark on the President Johnson


Well I, I'm sure that the President was involved in the process, but, uh, whether he was playing politics with it I, I don't know with certainty. I do know that in the case of the Newark riot that the President himself called up the ther--the then Democratic, uh, Governor of New Jersey and offered the troops. Ah, Hughes who was then Governor of New Jersey indicated he didn't need them, but in my case they were not prepared to send them in unless they had a written request.