Lyndon B. Johnson

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Date of Birth August 27, 1908
Place of Birth Stonewall, Texas
Date of Death Jan 22, 1973 (64)
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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to by his initials LBJ, was the 36th president of the United States, in office from 1963 to 1969. He served as the 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963 and assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson was also a United States representative and later majority leader in the United States Senate. Johnson is one of only four people to have served, at various times, in all four federal elected positions. Born in a farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas, Johnson worked as a high school teacher and a congressional aide before winning election to the US House of Representatives in 1937. Johnson won election to the United States Senate from Texas in 1948 after narrowly winning the Democratic Party's nomination. He was appointed to the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951. He became the Senate leader of the Democrats in 1953.

Born: Lyndon Baines Johnson, August 27, 1908, Stonewall, Texas, U.S.
Died: January 22, 1973, Stonewall, Texas, U.S.
Resting place: Johnson Family Cemetery, Stonewall, Texas, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Children: Lynda, Luci
Parents: Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr, Rebekah Baines
Education: Southwest Texas State Teachers College (BS), Georgetown University
Civilian awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom (posthumously, 1980)
Vice President: None (1963–1965), Hubert Humphrey (1965–1969)
Preceded by: John F. Kennedy
Succeeded by: Richard Nixon
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About Lyndon B. Johnson

36th President of the United States who took office in 1963 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was one of only a few politicians in American history to have served office as a representative, senator, vice president, and president.

Lyndon B. Johnson Before Fame

During his time at Southwest Texas State Teachers' College, he edited the school's newspaper The College Star and was heavily involved in debate and campus politics.

Achievement of Lyndon B. Johnson

He helped battle racial discrimination, particularly by signing the Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in the voting process.

Lyndon B. Johnson Family Life

His younger brother, Sam Houston Johnson, became famous for getting drunk and spilling information to the media. Sam was eventually put under Secret Service surveillance.

Associations of Lyndon B. Johnson

His presidency's greatest impediment was the Vietnam War, and he famously declared, after Walter Cronkite condemned the war on the CBS Evening News, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America."

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