Q&A with Clint Hill
Clint Hill discussed Mrs. Kennedy and Me, his historical narrative of his assignment to guard the wife of former President John F.… read more
Clint Hill discussed Mrs. Kennedy and Me, his historical narrative of his assignment to guard the wife of former President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline, from shortly after the November 1960 election until after the 1964 presidential election. He shared stories about the former first lady’s travels to Europe, Asia, and South America, detailed the birth of her sons John and Patrick and Patrick’s sudden death. He described being in the Dallas motorcade when President Kennedy was killed, and its effect on his own life. He talked about his own boyhood growing up as an adopted child in North Dakota.
Clint Hill worked for five presidents. After Mrs. Kennedy, he was assigned to President Johnson. In 1967 he became the special agent in charge (SAIC) of presidential protection. In 1972, Hill was promoted to the position of assistant director of the Secret Service, responsible for all protective forces. He retired in 1975. close
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