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President Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973) served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.
A Democrat from Texas, he served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961 serving as Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader and as Senate Majority Whip. He was assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States after an assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Later, he won the 1964 election over Republican opponent Barry Goldwater.
Johnson designed the "Great Society" legislation upholding civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education, the arts, urban and rural development, public services, and his "War on Poverty", banned racial discrimination in public facilities, interstate commerce, the workplace, housing. The Voting Rights Act banned certain requirements in southern states used to disenfranchise African Americans. With the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the country's immigration system was reformed and all racial origin quotas were removed (replaced by national origin quotas).
Johnson escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War. The number of American military personnel in Vietnam increased dramatically, from 16,000 advisors in 1963 to 550,000 in 1968. American casualties soared and the peace process bogged down causing large, angry antiwar protests based especially on university campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
While he began his presidency with widespread approval, support for Johnson declined as the public became upset with both the war and the growing violence at home. Republican Richard Nixon was elected to succeed him. After he left office in January 1969, Johnson returned to his Texas ranch where he died of a heart attack at age 64 on January 22, 1973.
Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President
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Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and Mrs. Tom C. Clark at the Submarine Launch

Original caption: Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, sponsor, and Mrs. Tom C. Clark, matron of honor for USS Tench, launched at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H. July 7, 1944. Correspondence Concerning Ships

Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate majority leader / [TOH].

Photograph shows Lyndon B. Johnson, half-length portrait, left profile, looking out a window.

Reception held at Biltmore Hotel by Sen. and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson / [WKL].

Photograph shows Lyndon B. Johnson at podium speaking to a crowd while campaigning for the nomination for president at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Johnson stands next to him with ... more

V.P. Johnson in Saigon, Vietnam. Arriving at textile mill and taking inspection tour / [TOH].

Photograph shows Vice President Lyndon Johnson in textile mill with Vietnamese men standing in front of a large quantity of textiles with a "Texas Cotton U.S.A." banner.

President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Walk to Greet Winners of National Science Talent Search

In this photograph President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (behind President Kennedy) walk to greet the winners of the 20th Annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Four photographers s... more

Dinner to raise funds for the National Cultural Center National Guard Armory / / WKL.

Photograph shows President John F. Kennedy speaking at a podium as Jacqueline Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and others look on.

Mercury Astronauts Receiving the Collier Trophy

Dsecription NASA Administrator James E. Webb (center) cites the space achievements of the Project Mercury Astronauts who received the 1963 Collier Trophy Award in a ceremony held at the White House on October 1... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: Foreground L-R: Mac Kilduff (lower left corner), Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy. Visible in background behind them are Jack Valenti (... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: (front) Mac Kilduff, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy. (back) Jack Valenti, Cong. Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, Cong. Jack Brooks, Dr. Burkley (f... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: (front) Mac Kilduff, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy. (back) Jack Valenti, Cong. Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, Cong. Jack Brooks (far right). Jo... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Mac Kilduff, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Gen. Clifton, Jack Valenti, Chief Curry, Lady Bird Johnson (behind LBJ), President Lyndon B. Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln (top of head visible behind LBJ), ... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Mac Kilduff, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Gen. Clifton, Chief Curry, Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln (behind LBJ), Cong. Homer Thornberry, Chuck Roberts, Cong. Ja... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Mac Kilduff, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Jack Valenti, Albert Thomas, Marie Fehmer (behind Thomas), Lady Bird Johnson, Chief Curry, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln (eyeglasses only... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Mac Kilduff, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Jack Valenti, Albert Thomas, Marie Fehmer (behind Thomas), Lady Bird Johnson, Chief Curry, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln (eyeglasses only... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Mac Kilduff, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Jack Valenti, Albert Thomas, Marie Fehmer (behind Thomas), Lady Bird Johnson, Chief Curry, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln (eyeglasses only... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Jack Valenti, Jacqueline Kennedy, Cong. Albert Thomas (moving to hug Mrs. Kennedy), Merriman Smith, Chief Curry (in glasses), Lady Bird Johnson, Mary Gallagher (behind Mrs. Johnson), Evel... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: Foreground L-R: Judge Sarah Hughes, Jack Valenti, Cong. Albert Thomas (behind Mrs. Johnson), Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lem Johns, Cong. Jack Brooks, B... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Cong. Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lem Johns (back), Cong. Jack Brooks, Bill Moyers (back, wearing eyeglasses). Johnson White House Photographs

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Jack Valenti, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Cong. Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, Chief Curry (behind LBJ's hand), President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cong. Homer Thornberry (background, grey hair), ... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Jack Valenti, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Cong. Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, Chief Curry (behind LBJ's hand), President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cong. Homer Thornberry (grey hair, partly obscur... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

L-R: Jack Valenti, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Cong. Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, Chief Curry (behind LBJ's hand), President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cong. Homer Thornberry (grey hair, partly obscured), Jacqueline Ke... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: Waiting for the Oath of Office. L-R: Mac Kilduff (lower left corner), Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Gen. Clifton, Jack Valenti, Chief Curry, Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Mary Galla... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Jack Valenti, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Cong. Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, Chief Curry (behind LBJ's hand), President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cong. Homer Thornberry (grey hair, mostly obscur... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Gen. Clifton (behind LBJ), Lady Bird Johnson (barely visible behind LBJ), President Lyndon B. Johnson, Chief Curry (obscured by LBJ), Evelyn Lincoln (in eyeglasses)... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Larry O'Brien, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Gen. Clifton, Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln (wearing eyeglasses), Cong. Homer Thornberry, Cong. Jack Brooks (far rig... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Gen. Clifton (behind LBJ), Lady Bird Johnson (barely visible behind LBJ), President Lyndon B. Johnson, Chief Curry (obscured by LBJ), Evelyn Lincoln (in eyeglasses)... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Gen. Clifton, Jack Valenti, Chief Curry, Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cong. Albert Thomas, Cong. Homer Thornberry, Chuck Roberts, Cong. Jack Broo... more

Photograph of the Swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President

Original caption: L-R: Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Ken O'Donnell (back to camera), Gen. Clifton, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Chief Curry (obscured by LBJ), Evelyn Lincoln (in eyeglasses), Cong. Homer Thornberry, Co... more

"Stick 'em up!" / Ed Valtman '64.

Editorial cartoon drawing shows a Viet Cong labeled "Guerrilla Warfare" standing at the edge of tall grass, pointing a handgun labeled "Conventional Arms" at a startled President Lyndon Johnson who is carrying ... more

Luis Alvarez (right) receives the 1963 National Medal of Science from President Johnson, taken January 13, 1964. Morgue 1964-13 (P-2). Copy negative from Luis Alvarez print [photographer unknown]

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

President Lyndon B. Johnson Attends the First Baseball Game of the 1964 Season

Original caption: Location: DC Stadium, Washington, DC. Depicted: President Lyndon B. Johnson (far right, eating popcorn), at his right are John McCormack, Hale Boggs. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson's Poverty Tour

Original caption: Location: Knoxville, Tennessee. Depicked: President Lyndon B. Johnson and his daughter Luci stand on the back of limousine to address the crowd. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson Walks with the Press

Original caption: Location: White House grounds, Washington, DC. Depicted: President Lyndon B. Johnson walks his two beagles as a large group of press members follow. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson Awards the Medal of Freedom to A. Philip Randolph

Location: East Room, White House, Washington, DC . Depicted: L-R: Gen. Chester Clifton, A. Philip Randolph, President Lyndon B. Johnson, George Ball (far right, partly out of frame). Johnson White House Photographs

Photograph of the Warren Commission Presenting the Final Report to President Lyndon B. Johnson Inscribed to Gerald R. Ford by the President

This photograph depicts Chief Justice Earl Warren presenting the final report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission) to President Lyndon B. Johnson. They are... more

President Johnson go to Selma now! / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson.

Photograph shows an African American man carrying a child on his shoulders with a placard telling President Johnson to go to Selma, Alabama.

President Lyndon B. Johnson Signs Bill Establishing the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Original Caption: Photo includes Sen. Lister Hill, Sec. Anthony Celebrezze, Sen. Ralph Yarborough and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. 6/08/1965. Location: Flower Garden, White House, Washington, DC. Johnson White Hous... more

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Others Swimming in White House Pool

Original caption: L-R: Lloyd Hand, Jack Valenti, President Lyndon B. Johnson Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson and His Puppies

Original caption: President Lyndon B. Johnson shows puppies (sired by Him) to Courtney Valenti. White House. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson and His Puppies

Original caption: Location: White House, Washington, DC. Depicted: President Lyndon B. Johnson shows puppies (sired by Him) to Courtney Valenti. Johnson White House Photographs

Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson with the Trumans

Caption: President Lyndon B. Johnson (left), shakes hands with former President Harry S. Truman (center) while Mrs. Bess Wallace Truman looks on in one of the offices of the Truman Library. Photographs Relating... more

Senator Robert F. Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson Meeting in the Oval Office

Original caption: Location: Oval Office, White House, Washington, DC. Depicted: In conversation (L-R:) Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson White House Photographs

President Johnson at a Barbecue for the Latin American Ambassadors

President Lyndon B. Johnson helps himself to barbecue. Next to him in line are Mrs. Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa and Nellie Connally. The event took place during Latin American Ambassadors Weekend at the LBJ Ranch... more

Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon B. Johnson at the Pedernales River on the LBJ Ranch

Original caption: Location: LBJ Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas. Depicted: Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Yuki sitting near the Pedernales River. Johnson White House Photographs

Pres. L.B. Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Bill / [WKL].

Photograph shows President Johnson signing the bill while seated at a table surrounded by members of Congress.

President Lyndon B. Johnson Singing with Yuki

Original caption: Location: LBJ Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas. Depicted: President Lyndon B. Johnson sings with Yuki while his grandson, Patrick Lyndon Nugent, looks on. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson en Route to Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico

Original caption: Location: Air Force One. Depicted: President Lyndon Baines Johnson holds grandson Patrick Lyndon Nugent who plays with the telephone as Lady Bird and Luci Johnson look on. Johnson White House... more

President Lyndon B. Johnson in Swimming Pool

Original caption: Location: LBJ Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas. Depicted: President Lyndon B. Johnson and two guests play with a ball in the swimming pool. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson Walking in a Field of Wildflowers

Original caption: Location: LBJ Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas. Depicted: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson walk through a field of wildflowers. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson Delivers the Commencement Address at Southwest Texas State College

Original caption: Southwest Teachers College Graduation, Evans Field, Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos, Texas. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson Speaks at the Commencement Exercise for the Southwest Teachers College

Original caption: Southwest Teachers College Graduation, Evans Field, Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos, Texas. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson Celebrates his Birthday

Original caption: Location: Luci Johnson Nugent residence, Austin, Texas. Depicted: Seated on couch (L-R) Luci Johnson Nugent, Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson, Lyn Nugent, Lady Bird Johnson. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson on his Birthday in Swimming Pool with his Dog and Grandson

Original caption: Location: LBJ Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas. Depicted: L-R: President Lyndon B. Johnson (holding Yuki), Patrick Lyndon Nugent. Johnson White House Photographs

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Family Watch the Democratic National Convention on Television

Original caption: Watching the convention (L-R) Luci Johnson Nugent, Tom Johnson, unidentified, Lynda Johnson Robb; in bed: Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson. President's bedroom, Texas White House, LB... more

President Lyndon B. Johnson Signing H.R. 18763, the Bill to Authorize Pre-School and Early Education Programs for Handicapped Children

Original Caption: Standing (l-r): Cong. Hugh L. Carey, Cong. Dominick V. Daniels, Cong. Carl D. Perkins, Cong. Albert H. Quie, Sen. Winston L. Prouty, and Sec. Wilbur Cohen. 9/30/1968. Location: Cabinet Roo... more

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Party Boarding Helicopter for a Trip to the LBJ Ranch

Original caption: Location: South Lawn, White House, Washington, DC. Depicted: Lyn Nugent climbing the steps up to the helilcopter as a Marine salutes and the pilot looks on. Johnson White House Photographs

LBJ funeral ceremonies inside the Capitol / [MST].

Photograph shows President Nixon offering condolences to Lady Bird Johnson with casket in the foreground.