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Lyndon B. Johnson

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Birthday
27, 1908
Birthplace
Stonewall, TX
Death Date
Jan 22, 1973 (64)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1908
Birthplace
Stonewall, TX
Death Date
Jan 22, 1973 (64)

About

36th President of the United States who took office in 1963 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was one of only a few politicians in American history to have served office as a representative, senator, vice president, and president.

Before Fame

During his time at Southwest Texas State Teachers' College, he edited the school's newspaper The College Star and was heavily involved in debate and campus politics.

Trivia

He helped battle racial discrimination, particularly by signing the Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in the voting process.

Family Life

His younger brother, Sam Houston Johnson, became famous for getting drunk and spilling information to the media. Sam was eventually put under Secret Service surveillance.

Associated With

His presidency's greatest impediment was the Vietnam War, and he famously declared, after Walter Cronkite condemned the war on the CBS Evening News, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America."