Lyndon B. Johnson



Lyndon B. Johnson

36th President of the United States

In office
November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
Vice President Hubert Humphrey (1965–1969)
Preceded by John F. Kennedy
Succeeded by Richard Nixon
37th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
President John F. Kennedy
Preceded by Richard Nixon
Succeeded by Hubert Humphrey
Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961
Whip Earle C. Clements
Mike Mansfield
Preceded by William F. Knowland
Succeeded by Mike Mansfield
Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Whip Earle C. Clements
Preceded by Styles Bridges
Succeeded by William F. Knowland
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Leader Ernest McFarland
Preceded by Francis J. Myers
Succeeded by Leverett Saltonstall
United States Senator
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by W. Lee O’Daniel
Succeeded by William A. Blakley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas‘s 10th District
In office
April 10, 1937 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by James P. Buchanan
Succeeded by Homer Thornberry
Personal details
Born Lyndon Baines Johnson
August 27, 1908
Stonewall, Texas, U.S.
Died January 22, 1973 (aged 64)
Stonewall, Texas, U.S.
Resting place Johnson Family Cemetery
Stonewall, Texas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lady Bird Taylor (m. 1934; his death 1973)
Children Lynda Bird and Luci Baines
Alma mater Texas State University
Profession Teacher
Religion Reformed (Disciples of Christ)
Awards  Silver Star
Presidential Medal of Freedom (Posthumous; 1980)
Signature  Lyndon B. Johnson Signature


Born in Stonewall, Texas, on August 27, 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson’s family had settled in Texas before the Civil War. His guardians, Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. what’s more, Rebekah Baines Johnson, had three young ladies and two young men. Lyndon was the most established, conceived August 27, 1908. The adjacent town of Johnson City was named after the Johnson family, known for cultivating and farming. Lyndon’s dad was a farmer and low maintenance lawmaker, however did not acquire the family’s farming ability and kept running into money related trouble, losing the family cultivate when Lyndon was in his initial high schoolers.

Lyndon B. Johnson battled in school, however figured out how to move on from Johnson City High School in 1924. He selected at Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) and took an interest in level headed discussions and grounds governmental issues. In the wake of graduating in 1930, he quickly taught school, however his political desire had officially come to fruition: In 1931, Lyndon B. Johnson won an arrangement as authoritative secretary to Texas Democratic Congressman Richard M. Kleberg, and migrated to Washington, D.C. He rapidly assembled a system of congressmen, newspapermen, lobbyists and companions, including helpers to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


In 1934, Lyndon B. Johnson met Claudia Alta Taylor, referred to her companions as “Woman Bird.” Claudia soon turned into Johnson’s top assistant. She utilized an unobtrusive inherence to bankroll his 1937 keep running for Congress, and ran his office for quite a while. She later purchased a radio station and after that a TV channel, which made the Johnsons well off.

After the Japanese shelling of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, President Roosevelt helped Lyndon B. Johnson win a commission in the U.S. Maritime Reserve as a lieutenant administrator. Lyndon B. Johnson served on a voyage through the South Pacific and flew one battle mission. Not long into the mission, Lyndon B. Johnson’s plane was compelled to turn back because of mechanical trouble, however he figured out how to get a Silver Star award for his interest. Before long, he came back to his administrative obligations in Washington, D.C.

In a nearby and dubious race, Lyndon B. Johnson was chosen as a congressperson for Texas in 1948. He progressed rapidly and, with is associations, turned into the most youthful minority pioneer in Senate history in 1953. Democrats won control of the Senate the next year, and Lyndon B. Johnson was chosen greater part pioneer.

Lyndon B. Johnson had an uncanny capacity to accumulate data on his kindred administrators, and knew where each of his associates remained on political issues. With mind blowing influence abilities and a forcing vicinity, he could “catch opening” political partners and rivals alike to persuade them regarding his mindset. In this manner, he could get section of various measures amid the Eisenhower organization.

By 1960, Lyndon B. Johnson had set his sights on the White House. Be that as it may, he was overpowered by the youthful and enthusiastic congressperson from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy, who was designated for president on the first tally at the Democratic Convention. Kennedy understood that he couldn’t be chosen without the backing of conventional Southern Democrats, a large portion of whom had supported Lyndon B. Johnson. Consequently, after the tradition, Kennedy offered Lyndon B. Johnson the bad habit administration and Lyndon B. Johnson acknowledged. Lyndon B. Johnson conveyed the South, and the JFK/LBJ ticket won the decision against Republican hopeful Richard Nixon by the littlest of edges.

In spite of the fact that never agreeable in the part, as VP, Lyndon B. Johnson headed the space program, supervised arrangements on the atomic test boycott settlement, and attempted to push through equivalent open door enactment for minorities. He additionally unequivocally upheld Kennedy’s choice to send American military counsels to South Vietnam to battle off a comrade rebellion. In any case, Lyndon B. Johnson was never in Kennedy’s inward circle and was baffled by his absence of impact, especially on authoritative issues.


On November, 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas while going in a motorcade. Lyndon B. Johnson was just two autos behind Kennedy when the shots rang out. Only a couple of hours after the fact, Lyndon B. Johnson was confirmed as the 36th president on board Air Force One on its arrival to Washington, D.C. Throughout the following year, he embraced the late president’s projects and pushed through Congress his very own couple, including a tax break and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the first compelling social liberties law since Reconstruction.

In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson kept running for the administration against moderate Republican Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona. With open opinion to a great extent for Democrats and Goldwater’s staunch conservatism, Lyndon B. Johnson won by an embarrassing margin; he got 61 percent of the prevalent vote – the greatest edge of triumph in U.S. race history. Lyndon B. Johnson utilized his decision command to take up arms against neediness in the United States and socialism in South East Asia.

In 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson pushed a clearing administrative plan known as the “Incomparable Society,” which would turn into the most goal-oriented and extensive local system in the country’s history. With solid bipartisan bolster, scores of bills were passed that championed urban recharging, instruction, expressions of the human experience, ecological beautification and preservation, and the advancement of discouraged areas in the nation. Extraordinary Society enactment additionally incorporated the section of the Medicare and Medicaid acts and the Voting Rights Act, and prompted the foundation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In 1968, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act.

By 1967, the raising war in Vietnam was expending Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration. Feedback encompassed his organization’s treatment of the war found in the country’s media, and hostile to war dissents had started to spring up on school grounds and real urban areas. By 1968, more than 500,000 U.S. troops were in Vietnam, and there appeared to be not a single end to be found. As the following decision crusade outfitted, Democrats were split into four groups, every loathing the other three, and Lyndon B. Johnson hosted lost control of his get-together. His endorsement rating dove to 36 percent. On March 31, 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson stunned the country by declaring that he would not look for re-decision.

At the point when Lyndon B. Johnson left office in January 1969, peace talks in Vietnam were under way, however it would take an additional four years before the United States was totally out of Vietnam.

Lyndon B. Johnson kicked the bucket all of a sudden of a heart assault at his Texas farm on January 22, 1973. The day preceding his demise, he had discovered that peace was close by in Vietnam.

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