Joseph A. Califano Jr.

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., served as Lyndon Johnson’s top White House domestic policy aide and as US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. He is Founder of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA). He has written several books. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Books by this Author

The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid
Governing America


Did LBJ predict a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency?

President Lyndon Johnson created in 1967 what one feminist writer called "affirmative action for women" when he got Congress to enact a law providing equal opportunity for women in the armed forces. At that time, Johnson said that he could one day envision a female commander in chief. Nearly fifty years later, that is a distinct possibility. Johnson aide Joseph A. Califano discusses LBJ's work to attain equal rights for women.