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Message to the Governor-General of Canada on the Death of Vincent Massey.

December 30, 1967

ON BEHALF of my countrymen, I join you in mourning the death of your distinguished predecessor, the former Governor-General.

Canada has lost one of its most honored citizens and the United States, a valued friend. Vincent Massey was a wise and eloquent statesman, and we in the United States were especially honored by his service as the first Minister of Canada.

I extend to you and all Canadians my deepest sympathy.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

[ The Honorable Roland Michener, Governor-General of Canada]

Note: Mr. Massey died of pneumonia on December 30 while on a visit to London. He served as Governor-General of Canada from 1952 until his retirement in 1959.
The message was released at San Antonio, Texas.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Message to the Governor-General of Canada on the Death of Vincent Massey. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/237754

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