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Lyndon Baines Jonhson
Lyndon Baines Johnson, Thirty-sixth President (1963-1969)
Mr. Johnson
Political party: Democratic
Education: Texas State University
Religion Reformed (Disciples of Christ)
Born August 27, 1908
Died January 22, 1973 (aged 64)

Lyndon B. Johnson was a Democratic President of the United States who took over after Kennedy's assassination.

He became Vice President in 1960, succeeded as President in 1963 and was elected in his own right in 1964, beating his opponent, Barry Goldwater in a landslide.

First he obtained enactment of the measures President Kennedy had been urging at the time of his death--a new civil rights bill and a tax cut. Next he urged the Nation "to build a great society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor." [1]

Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, got free Medicare for elderly Americans and Medicaid for poor Americans; both were a step towards free Universal Health Care which hopefully America will get some time. LBJ declared a "War on Poverty" which he unfortunately won only partially. We could've won that war if Ronald Reagan hadn't come along and sided with poverty.  Unfortunately he mishandled the Vietnam war, allowing his military to use bombs and napalm against civilians, and of course, that's what JFK would've never done. He didn't run for re-election and Richard Nixon won the 1968 Presidential election defeating Vice President Hubert Humphrey. [2][3]

See alsoEdit


  2. Lyndon Bains Johnson, a Life in Brief
  3. Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President

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