Lyndon B Johnson Fast Facts

Thirty-Sixth President of the United States

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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. 

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

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