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Lyndon B.Johnson
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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)

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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:
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

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Gravesite: Johnson Ranch
Library: Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Papers: Lyndon B. Johnson Library - Austin, TX, 512-916-5137
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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 WatchOrder 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

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