Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson
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36th President of the United States
In office
November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
Vice Presidentnone (November 22, 1963–January 20, 1965),
Hubert H. Humphrey (January 20, 1965–January 20, 1969)
Preceded byJohn F. Kennedy
Succeeded byRichard M. Nixon
37th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded byRichard M. Nixon
Succeeded byHubert Humphrey
Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961
DeputyEarle Clements
Mike Mansfield
Preceded byWilliam F. Knowland
Succeeded byMike Mansfield
Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
DeputyEarle Clements
Preceded byStyles Bridges
Succeeded byWilliam F. Knowland
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
LeaderErnest McFarland
Preceded byFrancis J. Myers
Succeeded byLeverett Saltonstall
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1961
Preceded byW. Lee O'Daniel
Succeeded byWilliam A. Blakley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 10th district
In office
April 10, 1937 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byJames P. Buchanan
Succeeded byHomer Thornberry
Personal details
Born(1908-08-27)August 27, 1908
Gillespie County, Texas
DiedJanuary 22, 1973(1973-01-22) (aged 64)
Johnson City, Texas
Resting placeJohnson Family Cemetery
Stonewall, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lady Bird Johnson
Alma materSouthwest Texas State Teachers College
ProfessionTeacher
AwardsSilver Star Medal ribbon.svg Silver Star
Presidential Medal of Freedom (ribbon).png Presidential Medal of Freedom (Posthumous; 1980)
SignatureCursive Signature in Ink
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1941–1942
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant commander
Battles/warsWorld War II
 • Salamaua-Lae campaign

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973) was a member of the Democratic Party and the 36th president of the United States serving from 1963 to 1969. Johnson took over as president when President Kennedy was killed in November 1963. He was then re-elected in the 1964 election.

His time as head of government had two chief parts, his policies inside the country which included Civil rights and caring for the poor, and also his policies that were open to argument which resulted in the United States fighting the Vietnam War.

Early life

Johnson was born in Texas. His father was a politician who had worked for the Texas state government. As a young adult, he was a teacher. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1937, then to the Senate in 1948. He won the Senate election by just 87 votes.

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