LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
by John T. Marck
Term- November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969
Birth: Stonewall, Texas, August 27, 1908.
Ancestry: English-Irish, German, Scotch
Marriage: San Antonio, Texas, November 17, 1934 to Claudia (Lady Bird) Alta Taylor, who was born in Karnack, Texas, December 22, 1912.
Children: Lynda Bird (1944- ); Luci Baines (1947- ).
Home: L.B.J. Ranch, Stonewall, Texas.
Education: Johnson City high school; Southwest Texas State Teachers College (B.S. 1930); Attended Georgetown University Law School.
Religion: Disciples of Christ
Occupation before Presidency: Rancher, politician.
Military Service: Lt. Commander, Commander U.S. Naval Reserve (Active 1941-1942).
Pre-Presidential Offices: National Youth Administration Director in Texas; Member of U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate; Vice President.
Age at Inauguration: 55
First Administration: Vice President: None, Inauguration November 22, 1963, Aboard "Air Force One", Dallas, Texas.
Second Administration: Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, Inauguration January 20, 1965, The capital, Washington, D.C.
Occupation after Presidency: Retired to L.B.J. Ranch.
Death: L.B.J. Ranch, Stonewall, Texas, January 22, 1973
Cause of Death: Heart Attack at age 65.
Place of Burial: Family Cemetery, L.B.J. Ranch, Stonewall, Texas.
Lyndon Johnson was the eighth Vice President who succeeded to the Presidency because of the death of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy.
Johnson asked Congress for greater powers in the Vietnam conflict, and was granted use of all necessary measures. As a result he ordered the bombing of North Vietnam and began a massive increase in the number of U.S. troops. His unpopularity reached its height in '68 when the Tet Offensive contradicted his claims that victory was near.
Johnson was the only President to have taken the oath of office from a woman. It was administered by Judge Sarah Hughes on board Air Force One following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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