Lyndon B. Johnson | legacy

Legacy

History has viewed Johnson both through the lens of his historic legislative achievements, and his lack of success in the Vietnam War. His overall rating among historians has remained relatively steady over the past 35 years, and his average ranking is higher than any of the eight presidents that followed him, although similar to Reagan and Clinton. [256]

The Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston was renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in 1973, [257] and Texas created a legal state holiday to be observed on August 27 to mark Johnson's birthday. [258] It is known as Lyndon Baines Johnson Day. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac was dedicated on April 6, 1976.

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs was named in his honor, as is the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland. Also named for him are Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Laredo, Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School in Melbourne, Florida, and Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School in Jackson, Kentucky. Interstate 635 in Dallas, Texas is named the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.

Johnson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1980. [259]

On March 23, 2007, President George W. Bush signed legislation naming the United States Department of Education headquarters after President Johnson. [260]

Major legislation signed

Significant regulatory changes

  • 1968: FCC creates national emergency number 9-1-1
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