Humanities › History & Culture Lyndon B Johnson Fast Facts Thirty-Sixth President of the United States Share Flipboard Email Print Lyndon Johnson. Getty Images History & Culture American History U.S. Presidents Basics Important Historical Figures Key Events Native American History American Revolution America Moves Westward The Gilded Age Crimes & Disasters The Most Important Inventions of the Industrial Revolution African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Genealogy Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Martin Kelly History Expert M.A., History, University of Florida B.A., History, University of Florida Martin Kelly, M.A., is a history teacher and curriculum developer. He is the author of "The Everything American Presidents Book" and "Colonial Life: Government." our editorial process Martin Kelly Updated February 25, 2019 Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeded to the presidency upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He had served as the youngest Democratic Majority Leader in the United States Senate. He was extremely influential in the Senate. During his time in office, major Civil Rights legislation was passed. In addition, the Vietnam War escalated. Following is a quick list of fast facts for Lyndon B Johnson. For more in-depth information, you can also read the Lyndon B Johnson Biography Birth August 27, 1908 Death January 22, 1973 Term of Office November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969 Number of Terms Elected 1 Term; Completed Kennedy's term of office after his assassination and then was elected again in 1964 First Lady Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor - While serving as First Lady, she advocated beautifying America's highways and cities. Chart of the First Ladies Lyndon B Johnson Quote "Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well, by God, I'm going to Vietnam's aid." Major Events While in Office Vietnam Conflict Continues (1963 - 1969)Civil Rights Act (1964)Twenty-Fourth Amendment ratified outlawing the poll tax (1964)Medicare and Medicaid (1965)Twenty-Fifth Amendment ratified concerning the order of succession for the presidency (1967)Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated (1968)Robert Kennedy assassinated (1968)Pueblo Incident (1968) Related Lyndon B Johnson Resources These additional resources on Lyndon B Johnson can provide you with further information about the president and his times. Essentials of the Vietnam War. Vietnam was a war that brought great pain to many Americans. Some would consider it to be an unnecessary war. Discover its history and understand why it is an integral part of American History. A war that was fought at home as well as abroad; in Washington, Chicago, Berkeley and Ohio, as well as Saigon.Chart of Presidents and Vice Presidents. This informative chart gives quick reference information on the presidents, vice-presidents, their terms of office, and their political parties.