Lady Bird Johnson


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Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69) during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson.

Notably well educated for her time, she proved a capable manager and a shrewd investor. After marrying LBJ in 1934, when he was a political hopeful in Austin, Texas, she used a modest inheritance to ... more »

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  • ''The first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband.''
    Lady Bird Johnson (b. 1912), U.S. first lady. A White House Diary, entry for March 14, 1968 (1970). Birth name Claudia Alta Taylor.
  • ''It all began so beautifully. After a drizzle in the morning, the sun came out bright and clear. We were driving into Dallas. In the lead car were President and Mrs. Kennedy.''
    Lady Bird Johnson (b. 1912), U.S. first lady. A White House Diary, first entry, Nov. 22, 1963 (1970).
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