c Apr. 12 1966 I am a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Accordingly, I am today submitting my resignation as Consultant to the President. This decision has been reached after a careful study of existing political problems and of my potentialities in the primary and the November election. I am confident of winning in both. The Governorship would be a capstone for my career of service to the people of Arkansas which began in 1922 when I served on county boards in Pope County where I practiced law. My course since then has taken me through two years as Assistant Attorney General of the State and 16 years as Congressman to my present assignment in the White House. In 1958 when I left the Congress, I had a choice between practicing law in Little Rock or remaining in the public service. I chose the public service, and I believe I have had a greater usefulness to you, the people of Arkansas, by reason of that decision. The public service has been a major interest of my life and I have reached the stage where I can contribute more than ever to your happiness and welfare.