a letter from President Johnson
Did You Know?
• While he was in the White House, the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and Medicare were signed into law.
• His administration was known as "The Great Society," despite nation-wide anti-war protests.
• During his term, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.
• Before becoming a politican, he taught school in rural Texas.
Lyndon B. Johnson
(August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973)
• First Lady: Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, Wife
• Number of Children: 2
• Education Level: College
• School Attended: Southwest Texas State University
• Religion: Disciple of Christ
• Profession: Military, Teacher
• Military Service: Lieutenant Cmdr.
Public Service:Presidential Places
• Dates of Presidency: 11/22/1963 - 1/20/1969
• Presidency Number: 36
• Number of Terms: 1
• Why Presidency Ended: Left end 1st term
• Party: Democratic
• His Vice President(s): Hubert H. Humphrey
• Vice President For: John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
• Senator: Texas (1949-1961)
• House of Representatives: Texas (1937-1949)
• Other Offices: Director of National Youth Administration (TX)
Methodology and Resources
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Gravesite: Johnson Ranch
Library: Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum
C-SPAN in the Classroom
Papers: Lyndon B. Johnson Library - Austin, TX, 512-916-5137
Presidents Programs from
• Programming includes:
• Lyndon B. Johnson Life Portrait: From LBJ Ranch - Stonewall, TX
Guests included: Joseph Califano Jr., LBJ domestic policy advisor (1965-69), author, The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson; Leslie Starr, superintendent, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park; Lyndon Nugent, grandson of President Johnson; and Robert Caro, author, Path to Power and Means of Ascent Watch | Order Videotape
• LBJ's first address to Congress following JFK's assassination (Nov. 27, 1963) Watch
• 1964 Campaign Ads Watch
• 1965 Inauguration newsreel Watch
• Robert Dallek on LBJ's character Watch
• LBJ's 1965 address to Congress on voting rights Watch
• LBJ speech on Vietnam (1965) Watch
• 1968 White House newsreel on LBJ Watch
• Harry Middleton on LBJ Library and ranch Watch
• LBJ biographical vignette Watch
• Don Ritchie on LBJ's Senate career Watch
• 1964 State of the Union Watch
• Booknotes with Clark Clifford, Counsel to the President: A Memoir Watch
• LBJ audio tapes Watch