PRESIDENT LYNDON .B. JOHNSON VINTAGE PHOTO SIGNED WITH HIS LETTERDETAILS: VINTAGE 8 X 10 LARGE PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON SIGNED BY HIM AS SENTOR OF TEXAS, DISTINCTIVELY IN BLACK INK ,SENDS HIS PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED , ALONG WITH HIS LETTER SIGNED , ON UNITED STATES SENATE LETTERHEAD , OFFICE OF THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER , WASHINGTON, D.C. ONCE AGAIN SIGNED BY HIM IN BLUE INK. THE LETTER READS " MY DEAR FRIEND,I AM DEEPLY FLATTERED BY YOUR RECENT REQUEST " IT IS A PLEASURE TO COMPLY WITH IT. BEST WISHES" SINCERELY, LYNDON JOHNSON. HISTORY: Term: 36th President of the United States (1963-1969) Born: August 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Texas Nickname: "LBJ" Education: Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University-San Marcos), graduated 1930; Georgetown Law School, attended 1934 Marriage: November 17, 1934, to Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor (1912-2007) Political Party: Democrat Writings: The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency , 1963-1969 (1971) Died: January 22, 1973, near Stonewall, Texas Buried: Near Johnson City, Texas SENETOR In 1949 Johnson became Senator.Once in the Senate, Johnson advanced very rapidly. Within two years, he was the Democratic whip; then, when the Republicans won a majority in the Senate on President Eisenhower's coattails, he became minority leader. In 1953, Johnson was chosen by his fellow Democrats to be the minority leader. Thus, he became the least senior Senator ever elected to this position, and one of the least senior party leaders in the history of the Senate. In 1955, he was elected majority leader and transformed the position into one of the most powerful posts in American government. He worked ceaselessly and is perhaps best known for passage of the watered-down Civil Rights Act of 1957, the first such measure in almost a century. He also pushed for America's entry into what would become known as the Space Race. VICE-PRESIDENT In 1960,At the same time as his Vice Presidential run, Johnson also sought a third term in the U.S. Senate. According to Robert Caro, "On November 5, 1960, Lyndon Johnson won election for both the vice presidency of the United States, on the Kennedy-Johnson ticket, and for a third term as Senator (he had Texas law changed to allow him to run for both offices). When he won the vice presidency.
PRESIDENT Two hours and eight minutes after President Kennedy was assassinated in a motorcade at Dealey Plaza , Dallas, Texas, Johnson was sworn in as President on Air Force One in Dallas at Love Field Airport on November 22, 1963. He was sworn in by Federal Judge Sarah T. Hughes , a family friend, making him the first President sworn in by a woman. He is also the only President to have been sworn in on Texas soil. Johnson did not swear on a Bible, as t were none on Air Force One ; a Roman Catholic missal was found in Kennedy's desk and was used for the swearing-in ceremony. "A Great Society" for the American people and their fellow men elsew was the vision of Lyndon B. Johnson. In his first years of office he obtained passage of one of the most extensive legislative programs in the Nation's history. Maintaining collective security, he carried on the rapidly growing struggle to restrain Communist encroachment in Viet Nam. DEAD Lyndon Baines Johnson died at 4:39 p.m. on January 22, 1973, two days after Nixon's second Inaugural, on the same day that a ceasefire had been signed in Vietnam!.