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 President none (November 22, 1963–January 20, 1965),
Hubert H. Humphrey (January 20, 1965–January 20, 1969)
Preceded by John F. Kennedy
Succeeded by Richard M. Nixon
37th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
President John F. Kennedy
Preceded by Richard M. Nixon
Succeeded by Hubert Humphrey
Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1961
Deputy Earle Clements
Mike Mansfield
Preceded by William F. Knowland
Succeeded by Mike Mansfield
Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Deputy Earle Clements
Preceded by Styles Bridges
Succeeded by William F. Knowland
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Leader Ernest McFarland
Preceded by Francis J. Myers
Succeeded by Leverett Saltonstall
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by W. Lee O'Daniel
Succeeded by William A. Blakley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 10th district
In office
April 10, 1937 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by James P. Buchanan
Succeeded by Homer Thornberry
Personal details
Born (1908-08-27)August 27, 1908
Gillespie County, Texas
Died January 22, 1973(1973-01-22) (aged 64)
Johnson City, Texas
Resting place Johnson Family Cemetery
Stonewall, Texas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lady Bird Johnson
Alma mater Southwest Texas State Teachers College
Profession Teacher
Awards Silver Star ribbon.svg Silver Star
Presidential Medal of Freedom (ribbon).png Presidential Medal of Freedom (Posthumous; 1980)
Signature Cursive Signature in Ink
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1941–1942
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant commander
Battles/wars World 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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