Statement by the President on the Death of Representative William J. Green.
I AM grieved to learn of the death of Congressman William J. Green who was not only my personal friend but an effective and able leader in the halls of Congress. The people of Philadelphia who reelected him time after time and the people of the Nation whom he served so well will mourn his passing.
Mrs. Johnson joins me in sending our condolences to Mrs. Green and the family.
Note: The statement was read by the Press Secretary to the President, Pierre Salinger, at his news conference held at the White House at 1 :10 p.m. on December 21, 1963.
President and Mrs. Johnson attended the funeral services held at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on December 24.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Statement by the President on the Death of Representative William J. Green. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242499