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Lyndon B. Johnson


Who was Lyndon Johnson?

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Thirty-Sixth President - Lyndon Baines Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson Lifespan - 1908
- 1973
Place of Birth - August 27, 1908 near Stonewall, Texas
Education - Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University), graduated 1930; Georgetown Law School

Lyndon B. Johnson Term as President - 
1963-1969
Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Hubert Humphrey
Religion - Disciples of Christ
Lyndon B. Johnson, Military Experience - 
in the military during WWII.
Name of Wife - Lyndon B. Johnson was married to
Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson in 1934. Children - Lynda Bird  and Luci Baines
Career of Lyndon B. Johnson - Teacher, Politician, Statesman
Congressional Secretary, 1931-37
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1937-49
United States Senator, 1949-61
Vice President, 1961-63 (under Kennedy)
Place of Death - Lyndon B. Johnson died on
January 22, 1973 in Johnson City, Texas
Lyndon B. Johnson was buried under an oak tree by the Pedernales River at the LBJ Ranch, near Johnson City, Texas
Next President: President Richard Nixon

Major Events during his presidency

  • Vietnam Conflict (1963 - 1969)

  • Civil Rights Act (1964)
  • Medicare and Medicaid (1965)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated (1968)
  • Robert Kennedy assassinated (1968)
  • Pueblo Incident - Capture of the USS Pueblo, a Navy intelligence ship, by North Korea (1968)

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  • Description of President Lyndon B. Johnson - 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  
  • Age at Inauguration - 55 years old
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Nickname - “LBJ”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson came from a family of ranchers and farmers
  • He was described as being raw and boisterous
  • Johnson received the prestigious Silver Star in a combat mission
  • Regarded as a highly competent politician
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Age at Death - 64 years old
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President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8


Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law — except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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