Lyndon Baines Johnson

36th President of the United States
(November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969)

Nickname: "LBJ"

Born: August 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Texas
Died: January 22, 1973, near Johnson City, Texas

Father: Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr.
Mother: Rebekah Baines Johnson
Married: Claudia "Lady Bird" Alta Taylor (1912- ), on November 17, 1934
Children: Lynda Bird Johnson (1944- ); Luci Baines Johnson (1947- )

Religion: Disciples of Christ
Education: Graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College (1930)
Occupation: Teacher, public official
Political Party: Democrat
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $100,000/year + $50,000 expense account

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson
Barry M. Goldwater
Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey (1965-69)

Secretary of State
Dean Rusk (1963-69)
Secretary of the Treasury
C. Douglas Dillon (1963-65)
Henry H. Fowler (1965-68)
Secretary of Defense
Robert S. McNamara (1963-68)
Clark M. Clifford (1968-69)
Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy (1963-65)
Nicholas Katzenbach (1965-67)
Ramsey Clark (1967-69)
Postmaster General
John A. Gronouski (1963-65)
Lawrence F. O'Brien (1965-68)
W. Marvin Watson (1968-69)
Secretary of the Interior
Stewart L. Udall (1963-69)
Secretary of Agriculture
Orville L. Freeman (1963-69)
Secretary of Commerce
Luther H. Hodges (1963-65)
John T. Connor (1965-67)
Alexander B. Trowbridge (1967-68)
Cyrus R. Smith (1968-69)
Secretary of Labor
W. Willard Wirtz (1963-69)
Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
Anthony J. Celebrezze (1963-65)
John W. Gardner (1965-68)
Wilbur J. Cohen (1968-69)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Robert C. Weaver (1966-69)
Robert C. Wood (1969)
Secretary of Transportation
Alan S. Boyd (1967-69)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Lyndon B. Johnson -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Lyndon B. Johnson -- from The American Presidency
Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Richard S. Kirkendall, author of The American Republic, along with suggestions for further reading.
Lyndon B. Johnson -- from The American President
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other websites, and lesson plans.
Lyndon Baines Johnson -- from
Complete biography powered by World Book Online.
Lyndon B. Johnson -- from Character Above All
From a PBS broadcast of the same name, this essay excerpt by Robert Dallek discusses some of the issues and events that molded Johnson.
Historical Documents:
Inaugural Address (1965)
Equal Employment Opportunity (Executive Order 11246) (1965)
Media Resources:
From a 1969 State of the Union message delivered to a joint session of Congress. (0:52)
From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.
Other Internet Resources:
Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum
The Austin, Texas site for the Johnson archives, museum exhibits, and events. Tour information also available. This site is still under construction.
Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park
Located in "the heart of Johnson country", this park provides camping, fishing, history and more. Visitor information and directions are available.
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