Sunday, September 7, 2014

William M. Baxter, Episcopal priest who preached to a president, dies at 90

From The Washington Post-

Very late on the night of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, maybe early in the morning of Nov. 23, the telephone rang in the Capitol Hill home of the Rev. William M. Baxter, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Southeast Washington.

The Secret Service was on the line. President Lyndon B. Johnson would be at St. Mark’s for the Sunday morning worship service that week, the caller said. Hours earlier, Johnson had taken the presidential oath of office aboard Air Force One in Dallas following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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