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President Johnson’s UCI Speech July 13, 2010

Posted by ucisca in Early UCI Campus.
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 At the UCI Site Dedication ceremony on June 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the principal speech, with an introduction by U.C. President Clark Kerr and welcoming remarks by Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, U.C. Regents Chairman Edward W. Carter, and UCI Chancellor Daniel Aldrich.  Although U.S. Presidents had visited Orange County during political campaigns at least four previous times, this was the first formal “Presidential visit” to Orange County. Johnson addressed the importance of education to California and the nation, and complimented California’s leadership, including Clark Kerr in particular, for their vision in implementing progressive educational programs to meet the forthcoming demands. Below is the text of President Johnson’s speech.

AS-004. Central Records Unit records, 1928-1994.  Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.



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