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Good Day.... The following article mentions a law firm, Houston-based "Vinson & Elkins," that CONNALLY was a client of....

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/10454039.htm?1c

....Does anyone know if LBJ was, also, a client?

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Good Day.... The following article mentions a law firm, Houston-based "Vinson & Elkins,"  that CONNALLY was a client of....

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/10454039.htm?1c

....Does anyone know if LBJ was, also, a client?

Vinson, Elkins, Weems & Francis law firm was based in Houston. James A. Elkins and Charles Francis were both members of the Suite 8F group. The name comes from the room in the Lamar Hotel in Houston where they held their meetings. Elkins was also the founder of the First City Bancorporation. Other members of Suite 8F included Lyndon Johnson, George and Herman Brown (Brown & Root), Jesse H. Jones (multi-millionaire investor in a large number of organizations and chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation), Gus Wortham (American General Insurance Company), Robert Kerr (Kerr-McGee Oil Industries), James Abercrombie (Cameron Iron Works), William Hobby (Governor of Texas), Richard Russell (chairman of the Committee of Manufactures, Committee on Armed Forces and Committee of Appropriations), Albert Thomas (chairman of the House Appropriations Committee) and John Connally (Governor of Texas). Political fixers and LBJ cronies, Alvin Wirtz and Ed Clark, were also members of 8F.

After the war Charles Francis joined George and Herman Brown (of Brown & Root) to form Texas Eastern Transmission Company. Johnson helped this organization to buy the government owned Big Inch and Little Big Inch pipelines. This gave them control of a considerable amount of the petroleum supply to the East. In fact, this group become involved in all the government contracts obtained by Brown and Root by LBJ.

It was this group that was giving LBJ his orders before 1960. LBJ tried to publicly distance himself from this group when he became vice president. 8F had been opposed to LBJ becoming vice president as they thought it would reduce his power. How wrong they were. The group did extremely well under LBJ as president. For example, Project Mohole and the NASA’s Spacecraft Center in Houston.

The group also won the vast majority of government contracts granted during the Vietnam War. Suite 8F formed a new company called RMK-BRJ to obtain these contracts. This included Halliburton who took over Brown & Root in 1962. These contracts included building jet runways, dredging channels for ships, hospitals, prisons, communications facilities, and building American bases from Da Nang to Saigon. RMK-BRJ did 97% of the construction work in Vietnam. The other 3% went to local Vietnamese contractors. Between 1965 and 1972 Brown & Root (Halliburton) alone obtained revenues of $380 million from its work in Vietnam.

Senator Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut attempted to expose this scandal. He claimed that millions was being paid in kickbacks. An investigation by the General Accounting Office discovered that by 1967 RMK-BRJ had “lost” $120 million. However, GAO never managed to identify the people obtaining these kickbacks.

Anti-war protesters decided that George Brown was the mastermind behind this corruption. Demonstrations against him took place everywhere Brown went. It got so bad that Brown advised LBJ to withdraw from Vietnam. Brown told LBJ that if he did not do this, the war would destroy both men. It did destroy LBJ but Brown survived the protests.

LBJ’s resignation as president was a body blow to the Suite 8F group. However, they had made preparations and Connally had already got Richard Nixon involved with the group. He arranged for Nixon to meet fellow members at his ranch in Texas. This resulted in Connally becoming Secretary of the Treasury. However, he was not able to obtain the success that LBJ achieved in the 1950s and 1960s. The main reason for this was that LBJ was no longer able to control the chairmanship of the important Senate committees. The group was particularly hurt by the death of Albert Thomas (chairman of the House Appropriations Committee).

The end of the Vietnam War resulted in a sharp decline in Halliburton's fortunes. In the 1980s it was unable to get very many government contracts and for a while it looked like the company would go out of business. Then they appointed Dick Cheney as Halliburton's CEO. He then adopted the policies that had been pioneered by Herman and George Brown. George Bush was Brown & Root's LBJ.

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I have recently discovered that William Vinson first met James Elkins in 1915. They established their law firm in Houston in 1917. Vinson and Elkins became very involved in the oil and gas industry in Texas. This included taking shares in oil speculations instead of fees. They were helped by the growing demand for petroleum during the First World War. Eventually Vinson and Elkins became the largest law firm in Houston.

I am currently producing web pages on all the Texan businessmen involved in the Lyndon Johnson network. I will post details in a couple of days. As well as the oil industry they were also heavily involved in banking, the arms industry and the media. All the key figures were members of Suite 8F Group. It seems that it was this group that handed out the government contracts to the other companies based in Texas. Larry Bell, for example, had to move his company to Texas before he could get any of these contracts.

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Good Day John.... Thank You. I had not been aware of any of what you posted.

Don Roberdeau

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, "Big John" Plank Walker

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