FORMER WHITE HOUSE MILITARY SOCIAL AIDE ALAN MERTEN
Alan Merten worked in the White House during Lyndon Johnson’s presidency as a Military Social Aide. In this interview, he talks about his experiences inside the White House as he helped visitors navigate the social customs of White House functions. He also talks about his personal interactions with and stories of President Johnson and his family. Mr. Merten also recounts how easy it was to access the White House grounds during the 1960’s and how dramatically that has changed in the years since.