Politician

Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Johnson

Born:

Lyndon Johnson, who was 36th President of United States and 37th Vice President of the United States born on 27 August 1908, In Stonewall, Texas, U.S.

Family Background:

He was the son of Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr and his wife Rebekah Baines. He had four siblings, Sam Houston Johnson, Rebekah Johnson, Josefa Johnson, and Lucia Johnson.

Personal Life:

In November 1934, He had married Claudia Alta, “Lady Bird” Taylor. The couple had two daughters. His wife had been smart and supported him through his political career.

Education:

In 1924, He had completed his school education at the Johnson City High School. After his High school education, He had entered at Southwest Texas State Teachers College at San Marcos. In 1930, He had completed his graduation.

Career:

After his graduation, He had started his career as a teacher then entered Politics. He had been selected as a Speaker of the “Little Congress”, a group of Congressional aides. In 1935, He had appointed as head of Texas National Youth Administration. After some years he had a successful contested a special election for Texas’s 10th congressional district. He had been commissioned as the lieutenant commander in 1941 and had served on a tour of the South Pacifica. During that time, He had also served in the US Naval Reserve in the World War ||. In 1953, He had been the Youngest Minority Leader in Senate history. In the next year, Johnson became the Majority Leader. In 1960, He had been selected as the vice presidential nominee against John F. Kennedy. On January 20, 1961, Johnson had assumed the office of vice-president of the United States. On November 22, 1963, After the death of President John F. Kennedy, Johnson had been taking the presidential oath and became a president at a time. As president Johnson had signed many acts in order to set the pace for the creation of the Great Society. He had been also signed the Gun Control Act of 1968. He had been popular president and in 1968. On January 20, 1969, He had stepped down as a President.

He had been suffered from the illness and heart problem during the last month of his death. On January 22, 1973, He died suddenly of a heart attack in Texas ranch.

Unknown Facts:

  • His middle name was Baines.
  • He had started his career as a teacher.
  • In January, He had declared a war on poverty.
  • The war of Vietnam had driven Johnson in depression.

Master Stroke:

  • Johnson had proposed the creation of the “Great Society” to bring about the betterment of the cities, an environment, and education.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1980, He had received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Lyndon B. Johnson, Never depend on others, Do your work yourself.

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