President Lyndon Johnson appoints numerous Blacks before leaving office.
1968 (Dec 31)
President Lyndon Johnson ended his last full year in office. Johnson had appointed more Blacks to high-level federal positions than any previous president. Before leaving office, he appointed five Black ambassadors, promoted Wade McCree from a district court to a court of appeals, appointed Hobart Taylor to the board of the Export-Import Bank, and named Andrew Brimmer a governor on the Federal Reserve Board.