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  • Graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College, which is now Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
LBJ Texas State Statue
  • Has the only Presidential Library that does not charge a admission fee.
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  • Johnson and his wife, Claudia "Lady Bird" Alta Taylor, were married with a $ 2.50 wedding ring bought at Sears Roebuck.
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  • He was the only president to take the oath of office from a female official, Judge Sarah T. Hughes.
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  • Johnson rejected his official portrait painting, saying it was the ugliest thing he ever saw.
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  • He was the first incumbent president to meet with a pope.
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  • Liked to relax every day with Cutty Sark Scotch stirred into watery highballs.
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  • Smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day, then quit after suffering a severe heart attack at age 47.
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  • Boundless energy; as President, he worked every day from 6:30 A.M. till one or 2 the next morning, with a brief break for a nap after lunch.
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  • After he became President, LBJ briefly considered firing FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, but eventually changed his mind. "I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside pissing in," the President reasoned.
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  • Johnson overcame southern resistance and convinced the Democratic-Controlled Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed most forms of racial segregation.
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LBJ's first profession was a teacher. His first teaching job was at Pearsall Highschool and his next was at Sam Houston High School.


36.  Lyndon Baines Johnson - Our PresidentsThis is a yearbook picture from when he was a teacher at Sam Houston High School.


  • Johnson was very competitive and loved vehicles. One of his favorite activities was to take visitors on a 90-mile-per-hour ride around in his Texas ranch in his Lincoln Continental.
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  • Campaign Slogan: The Stakes Are Too High For You To Stay At Home.
  • Children - Lynda Bird and Luci Baines
  • Height 6 feet 3 inches
  • Lyndon B. Johnson came to power when John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963
  • Johnson was only two cars behind President John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated. LBJ was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One
  • Lyndon B. Johnson came from a family of ranchers and farmers
  • He was described as being raw and boisterous
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  • Johnson received the prestigious Silver Star in a combat mission
  • President Johnson enjoyed surprising unsuspecting guests when taking them for a ride in his Amphicar.
The President, with Vicky McCammon in the seat alongside him and me in the back,was now driving around in a small blue car with the top down. We reached a steep incline at the edge of the lake and the car started rolling rapidly toward the water. The President shouted, "The brakes don’t work! The brakes won’t hold! We’re going in! We’re going under!" The car splashed into the water. I started to get out. Just then the car leveled and I realized we were in a Amphicar. The President laughed. As we putted along the lake then (and throughout the evening), he teased me. "Vicky, did you see what Joe did? He didn’t give a damn about his President. He just wanted to save his own skin and get out of the car." Then he’d roar. --Joseph A. Califano, Jr

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