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Lyndon Baines Johnson, was the thirty-sixth President of the United States (1963–1969). Johnson served a long career in the U.S. Congress, and in 1960 was selected by then-Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to be his running-mate. Johnson became the thirty-seventh Vice President, and in 1963, he United States presidential line of succession to the presidency following John F. Kennedy assassination. He was a major leader of the History of the United States Democratic Party and as President was responsible for designing his Great Society, comprising liberal legislation including American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968), Medicare (United States) (health care for the elderly), Medicaid (health care for the poor), aid to education, and a "War on Poverty". Simultaneously, he escalated the American involvement in the Vietnam War, from 16,000 American soldiers in 1963 to 550,000 in early 1968.

Biography

Lyndon Baines Johnson, President of the USA, was born 27 August 1908 in Stonewall, Texas, United States to Samuel Ealy Johnson (1877-1937) and Rebekah Baines (1881-1958) and died 22 January 1973 in Stonewall, Texas, United States of myocardial infarction. He married Claudia Alta Taylor (1912-2007) 17 November 1934 in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas, United States.


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Children


Offspring of Lyndon Baines Johnson and Claudia Alta Taylor (1912-2007)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lynda Bird Johnson (1944)
Lucy Baines Johnson (1947)




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