President Lyndon B. Johnson Working with Joseph Califano, 1968
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. served as President Johnson’s Special Assistant for Domestic Affairs from 1965 to 1969. The New York Times once called Califano the “Deputy President for Domestic Affairs." During the presidency of Jimmy Carter, Califano served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. In 2008, Califano gave a speech at a commemoration of Johnson’s 100th birthday outlining his work with the president and the successes of Johnson’s Great Society programs.
President Lyndon B. Johnson Working with Joseph Califano, 1968. Photograph by Yoichi Okamoto. Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum.