36 Lyndon Johnson

36 Lyndon Johnson

36 Lyndon Johnson

36 Lyndon Johnson
36 Lyndon Johnson

 
  • Term: 36th President of the United States (1963-1969)
  • Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
  • Born: August 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Texas
  • Nickname: "LBJ"
  • Education: Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University-San Marcos), graduated 1930; Georgetown Law School, attended 1934
  • Religion: Disciples of Christ
  • Marriage: November 17, 1934, to Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor (1912-2007)
  • Children:Lynda Bird (1944-); Luci Baines (1947-)
  • Career: Teacher, Public Official
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Writings: The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969 (1971)
  • Died: January 22, 1973, near Stonewall, Texas
  • Buried: Near Johnson City, Texas

Lyndon Johnson Trivia:
Graduated Southwest Texas State Teachers College (1930). Vice President under Kennedy. In 1965 he signed an $ 11.5 billion tax-reduction bill and a major civil-right bill which was proposed and initiated under the Kennedy administration. Proclaimed a "War on Poverty". On February 7, 1965 ordered the bombing of targets in North Vietnam and began escalating U.S. troop strength in Indochina. In April, he ordered U.S. troops into the Dominican Republic to end a rebellion. Also in 1965 Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1967 he nominated Thurgood Marshall as an associate justice to the Supreme Court. In 1968 Johnson withdrew his candidacy for the presidential race and ordered a reduction in the bombing of North Vietnam.Johnson and his wife, Claudia "Lady Bird" Alta Taylor, were married with a $ 2.50 wedding ring bought at Sears Roebuck. He was the only president to take the oath of office from a female official, Judge Sarah T. Hughes. Johnson rejected his official portrait painting, saying it was the ugliest thing he ever saw. He was the first incumbent president to meet with a pope.


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