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Lawyer and Lt. Col. Rufus W. Johnson Dies at 96, Once Assisted FDR

July 10, 2007

By Patrick Sullivan 
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 10, 2007; Page B06

Rufus Johnson liked to say he had two memorable moments in his life.

“I spilled soup on a president and didn’t get fired, and I kicked a general in the rear and didn’t get court-martialed,” the former White House butler, Army lieutenant colonel and lawyer would tell visitors, with slight exaggeration.

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