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Photographer who took LBJ's swearing-in photo dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - The infamous photographer Cecil Stoughton, who shot the iconic image of Lyndon B. Johnson taking
the oath of office aboard Air Force One, has died at the age of 88.

According to Stoughton's son, his father died Monday evening at his
Merritt Island home. His family said he had struggled with health
problems after undergoing hip replacement surgery a few years ago.

He was born in 1920 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stoughton was John F.
Kennedy's White House photographer and gained access to the
president during his public victories and private family moments.

His famous picture of Johnson's grim swearing-in ceremony in
Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, shows Johnson in a cramped airplane cabin
with Jacqueline Kennedy at his side.


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