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36 - Lyndon B. Johnson

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: August 27, 1908

Birthplace: Farmhouse on the Pedernales River between Stonewall and Johnson City, Texas

Father: Sam Ealy Johnson Jr. (1877-1937)

Mother: Rebekah Baines (1881-1958)

Height at Prime: 6 feet 3 inches

Physical Description: Brown eyes, black hair combed straight back, large nose, cleft chin, large protruding ears

Religion: Disciple of Christ

Wife: Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007)

Marriage Date: November 17, 1934

Marriage Place: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas

Children:

-- Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (March 19, 1944 - ____ )

-- Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin (July 2, 1947 - ____ )

Death Date: January 22, 1973

Place of Death: Enroute from LBJ Ranch to Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas

Cause of Death: Heart failure cause by arteriosclerosis

Final Words: Unknown

Burial Place: LBJ Ranch, near Johnson City, Texas

Professional Statistics:

Director of National Youth Administration in Texas (1935-1937)

U.S. Representative (1937-1949)

Lieutenant Commander in the Navy in World War II (1941-1942)

U.S. Senator (1949-1961)

Vice President of the United States (1961-1963)

36th President of the United States (1963-1969)

Political Party: Democrat

His Vice President: Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1965-1969)

Events During Presidency:

War on Poverty

Civil Rights Act (1964)

Twenty-Fourth Amendment Ratified (1964)

Medicare and Medicaid (1965)

Environmental Protection:

-- Water Quality Act (1965)

-- Clean Water Restoration Act (1966)

-- Clean Air Act (1965)

-- Air Quality Act (1967)

Consumerism:

-- Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (1966)

-- National Traffic Safety Act (1966)

-- Highway Safety Act (1966)

-- Wholesome Meat Act (1967)

Vietnam War

Twenty-Fifth Amendment Ratified (1967)

Pueblo Incident (1968)


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