11 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

MAY 19 1968 (stamped in purple ink onto back)

Black and white AP Wirephoto of actor/politician George Murphy, California State Senator, speaking at a press conference. He is in front of several microphones wearing a dark suit and tie and appears to be speaking. There is a man with glasses standing behind him. To the man's right, written on a chalk board, are the words, "Bobby is watching." Text on the front below the image reads: "(LA33) LOS ANGELES, March 18--LITTLE BROTHER IS WATCHING--Sen. George Murphy of California speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles today, unaware that a prankster has chalked a timely notation on the background wall. Robert Kennedy, a colleague of Murphy's in the U.S. Senate, announced Saturday he will attempt to follow in the footsteps of is elder brother, the late President John F. Kennedy. (AP Wirephoto) (ifm21430tma) 1968."

George MurphyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Murphy (9/20/2007)George Lloyd Murphy (July 4, 1902_May 3, 1992) was an American dancer, actor, and politician.He was born in New Haven, Connecticut of Irish Catholic extraction, and attended Yale University. He worked as a tool maker for the Ford Motor Company, as a miner, a real estate agent, and a night club dancer. In 1927 he appeared on Broadway, partnering with his wife Julie Johnson as a dance act. When Johnson decided to retire from show business in 1935, Murphy moved the family to Hollywood, appearing in several musicals and comedies until 1952. During World War II he appeared in several patriotic films designed to increase morale in the U.S., including the 1943 movie This Is the Army in which he plays a thinly fictionalized version of Irving Berlin.In the 1950s, Murphy entered politics as chairman of the California Republican State Central Committee. In 1964 he was elected to the United States Senate; he defeated Pierre Salinger, who had been appointed several months earlier to serve the remainder of the late Clair Engle's unexpired term. Murphy served from January 1, 1965 to January 3, 1971. In 1968, he served as the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Murphy assumed his seat two days early, when Salinger resigned from the seat in order to allow Murphy to gain an edge in seniority. Murphy was then appointed by Gov. Pat Brown to serve the remaining two days of Salinger's term. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970, and subsequently moved to Palm Beach, Florida, where he died at the age of 89 from leukemia. Robert F. KennedyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kennedy (9/21/2007)Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 _ June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. He was one of President Kennedy's most trusted advisors and worked closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement is sometimes considered his greatest legacy.After his brother's assassination in late 1963, Kennedy continued as Attorney General under President Johnson for nine months. He resigned in September 1964 and was elected to the United States Senate from New York that November. He broke with Johnson over the Vietnam War, among other issues.After Eugene McCarthy nearly upset Johnson in the New Hampshire Primary in early 1968, Kennedy announced his own campaign for president in a battle for control of the Democratic Party. Kennedy defeated McCarthy in the critical California primary but was shot moments after claiming victory shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, dying June 6. On June 9, President Johnson declared an official day of national mourning in response to the public grief following Kennedy's death.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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