Death of Richard Goodwin

December 7, 1931 - May 20, 2018
| Age 86

Speechwriter crafted LBJ's historic "we shall overcome" speech…
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NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening. He was 86. For full obituary from, click here.

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