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Lee C. White

assistant special counsel, Kennedy administration

As Assistant Special Counsel to the President, Lee C. White worked directly under Special Counsel to President, Theodore C. Sorensen. White's duties included staff work on a wide range of administration programs. When Special Assistant to the President Harris L. Wofford, Jr. left in 1962 to accept a post with the Peace Corps, White inherited much of his responsibility for coordinating civil rights policy for the White House.