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President Lyndon B. Johnson and Sen. Sam Ervin, 1966

Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina, who served in the U.S. Senate for twenty years, is remembered for his strict adherence to the Constitution and for chairing the Senate Watergate Committee. He opposed civil rights legislation and desegregation while supporting civil liberties.

Signing Ceremony for the Cape Lookout National Seashore Bill, March 10, 1966. Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library & Museum, Morganton, NC.