Lyndon “LBJ” Johnson

Picture of young Lyndon "LBJ" Johnson - LBJ Ranch, Texas

 

  • Thirty-sixth President (1963-1969)
  • Birthday: August 27, 1908 (Thursday)
  • Birthplace: Stonewall, Texas
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Date of Death: January 22, 1973 (Monday)
  • Place of Death: Johnson City, Texas
  • Place of Burial: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City, Texas
  • Cause of Death: Heart attack
  • Age: 64 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 1463 days
  • Religion: Disciples of Christ
  • Party: Democrat

Lyndon Johnson Offices Held

  • Vice President (1961-1963)
  • US Senate Majority Leader (1955-1961)
  • US Senate Minority Leader (1953-1955)
  • US Senate Majority Whip (1951-1953)
  • US Senator from Texas (1949-1931)
  • US House of Representatives from Texas (1937-1949)

Lyndon Johnson Nicknames

  • LBJ
  • Landslide Lyndon
  • Uncle Cornpone
  • Light-Bulb Lyndon
  • Volunteer
  • Bull
  • Seward

Lyndon Johnson Pets

  • Dogs (some were named: Him, Her, Edgar, Blanco, Freckles, and Yuki)
  • Hamsters
  • Lovebirds

Lyndon Johnson Personal Traits

  • Height: 6 feet – 4 inches

Lyndon Johnson Quotes

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.
There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration.
When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name.
If the American people don't love me, their descendants will.
I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.
We did not choose to be the guardian of the gate, but there is no one else.
I'm the only president you've got.
Light at the end of the tunnel? We don't even have a tunnel; we don't even know where the tunnel is.
What convinces is conviction.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.
The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.
Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good.
It's the price of leadership to do the thing you believe has to be done at the time it must be done.
There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."

Lyndon Johnson Timeline – Family

  • October 11, 1877 Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. (Father) born in Buda, Texas.
  • June 26, 1881 Rebekah Baines Johnson (Mother) born near McKinney, Texas.
  • August 20, 1907 Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. (Father) marries Rebekah Baines (Mother).
  • August 27, 1908 Lyndon Baines Johnson born in Stonewall, Texas.
  • September 10, 1910 Rebekah Luruth Johnson Bobbitt (Sister) born.
  • May 16, 1912 Josefa Hermine Johnson White Moss (Sister) born.
  • December 22, 1912 Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson (Wife) born in Karmack, Texas.
  • January 31, 1914 Sam Houston Johnson (Brother) born in Johnson City, Texas.
  • June 20, 1916 Lucia Huffman Johnson Alexander (Sister) born in Johnson City, Texas.
  • November 17, 1934 Lyndon Baines Johnson marries Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor (Wife) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas.
  • October 23, 1937 Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. (Father) dies.
  • March 19, 1944 Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (Daughter) born in Washington DC.
  • July 2, 1947 Luci Baines Johnson (Daughter) born in Washington DC.
  • September 12, 1958 Rebekah Baines Johnson (Mother) dies.
  • December 25, 1961 Josefa Hermine Johnson White Moss (Sister) dies.
  • January 22, 1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Stonewall, Texas.
  • February 4, 1978 Rebekah Luruth Johnson Bobbitt (Sister) dies.
  • December 11, 1978 Sam Houston Johnson (Brother) dies in Austin, Texas.
  • November 19, 1997 Lucia Huffman Johnson Alexander (Sister) dies.
  • July 11, 2007 Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson (Wife) dies in West Lake Hills, Texas.

Lyndon Johnson Links

Lyndon Johnson’s Birthplace
Lyndon Johnson’s Boyhood Home
Lyndon Johnson’s Home (DC)
Lyndon Johnson’s Home (LBJ Ranch)
LBJ Presidential Library
Lyndon Johnson’s Grave
Lyndon Johnson on Wikipedia

Lyndon Johnson Blogs

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