Lyndon B. Johnson





Lyndon B. Johnson

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born
in Stonewall, Texas, The United States
August 27, 1908

died
January 22, 1973

gender
male

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the thirty-sixth President of the United States (1963–1969). Johnson served a long career in the U.S. Congress, and in 1960 was selected by then-Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to be his running-mate. Johnson became the thirty-seventh Vice President, and in 1963, he succeeded to the presidency following Kennedy's assassination. He was a major leader of the Democratic Party and as President was responsible for designing the Great Society, comprising liberal legislation including civil rights laws, Medicare (health care for the elderly), Medicaid (health care for the poor), aid to education, and a "War on Poverty." Simultaneously, he escalated the ...more


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The Vantage Point: Perspect...
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Quotations from Chairman LBJ
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A Time For Action
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The Choices We Face
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My Hope for America
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State of the Union Address
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And We Shall Overcome: " Pr...
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Inaugural Addresses: Presid...
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“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
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“We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.”
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