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Lyndon B. Johnson

President of the U.S.A
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Stonewall
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 August 1908
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: January 22, 1973
Education: 1930 - Texas State University, 1924 - Johnson City Senior High School
BIOGRAPHY

Lyndon B. Johnson was bornon 27 August 1908 in Stonewall, American, is President of the U.S.A. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th President of the United States who served from 1963 to 1969. He had been elected the Vice President as John F. Kennedy's running mate in the 1960 presidential campaign and was made the President in November 1963 following the assassination of President Kennedy. Coming to the helm of political affairs in the chaos following a beloved president’s death, Johnson took forward the legacy of his predecessor by obtaining enactment of the new civil rights bill and a tax cut that the late President Kennedy had been advocating at the time of his death. The dignified way in which he managed the affairs after suddenly being pushed into presidency following Kennedy’s assassination earned him the respect of the masses and he easily won the presidential election in 1964 and was inaugurated the president in his own right for a full term in 1965. As the president he implemented several social service programs and called for the creation of the “Great Society” which was one of his major agendas. He also declared a “War on Poverty” which helped millions of poor Americans in achieving better quality of life during his administration. LynDon Johnson is ranked favorably by historians became of his stance on civil rights, gun control, and social security

TIMELINE
1973

He died suddenly of a heart attack at his Texas ranch on January 22, 1973

1969

However, he shocked the nation by announcing that he would not be running for another term and retired to his ranch after stepping down as the president on January 20, 1969

1968

LynDon Johnson was a popular president and it was expected that he would run for re-election in 1968

1965

He signed several important legislations to make this vision a reality: Higher Education Act of 1965, Coinage Act of 1965, Social Security Act of 1965, Animal Welfare Act of 1966, Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, Civil Rights Act of 1968, and Gun Control Act of 1968

1964

Johnson stood for the presidency in his own right in the 1964 presidential election

1961

Johnson assumed the office of the Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1961

1960

In 1960, Johnson was chosen by the Democrats as the vice presidential nominee to run alongside with the presidential nominee, John F

1953

Johnson, a Democrat, was chosen by his colleagues to be the Minority Leader in 1953

1952

In the 1952 general election Republicans won a majority in both the House and Senate

1941

He was commissioned as a lieutenant commander in 1941 and served on a tour of the South Pacific and flew one combat mission

1937

He served in the House from April 1937 to January 1949

1935

In 1935, he was appointed head of the Texas National Youth Administration, and a couple of years later he successfully contested a special election for Texas's 10th congressional district

1934

He married Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor in November 1934

1924

He graduated from Johnson City High School in 1924 at the age of 15

1908

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas, to Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr

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