Lyndon B. Johnson

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Lyndon B. Johnson


1908 - Born1924 - Graduated High School1934 - Married Lady Bird1937 - Texas Congressman1949 - Texas Senator1961 - Vice President1963 - President1969 - End of Presidency1973 - Death

LBJ took his oath of office by a woman (1st time ever, hasn't been done since) while flying on an Airplane. Not only was he born in Stonewall, Texas, he died there, too (1 mile from his house of birth).His wife was nicknamed "Lady Bird"He married his wife with a Sears-bought ring, said to be worth $2.50.Johnson said, "That's the ugliest thing I've ever seen" when looking at his picture portrait. He was tied with Lincoln for being the tallest US president. They both stoodat 6'4".

Lasting Impact

Lyndon B. Johnson's life will always be remembered in both positive and negative light. Positive in the way of essentially ending discrimination. Yet, negative in his stubbornness that escalated the Vietnam War, a war that ended the lives of 30,000 Americans by 1968. He was also uncandid to the American people about the war by telling them that victory was close when the war was actually far from over, resulting in prolonged conflict.

- Official White House Portrait of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. "By Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present" database.- Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath of office on Air Force One.November 22nd, 1963. Cecil W. Stoughton, White House Press Office

Lyndon Baines Johnson




- He was the 36th President of the United States- Obtained the Silver Star when he was a Lietenent Commander in the Navy- He made discrimination of race and sex illegal by signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, - He had 4 jobs in federal office that went up in order: congressman, senator, vice president, and president. (Only Richard Nixon, John Tyler, and Andrew Johnson have done this). - He had quickly escalated the Vietnam war.

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