Interview with William Simmons
QUESTION 37
INTERVIEWER:

OK LET ME MOVE ON TO GOVERNOR PAUL JOHNSON. NOW HE'S RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN 1963. WAS, WAS UH, PAUL JOHNSON SUPPORTED BY THE CITIZENS' COUNCIL IN HIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN?

William Simmons:

The Citizens' Councils, never did support a candidate for public office directly. A majority of the Citizen's Council members I am sure, did support uh Governor Paul, uh, Lieutenant Governor Paul B. Johnson in his campaign for governor because of his strong stand at Old Miss.