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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (19631969). After serving a long career in the U.S. Congress, Johnson became the 37th Vice President; in 1963, he succeeded to the presidency following President John F. Kennedy's assassination. He was a major leader of the Democratic party and as President was responsible for designing his Great Society, comprising liberal legislation including civil rights laws, Medicare (health care for the elderly), Medicaid (health care for the poor), aid to education, and a major "War on Poverty". Simultaneously he escalated the Vietnam War, from 16,000 American soldiers in 1963 to 550,000 in early 1968, of whom over 1000 were killed every month.



He was elected President in his own right in a landslide in 1964, but his popularity steadily declined after 1966 and his reelection bid in 1968 collapsed as a result of turmoil in his party. He withdrew from the race to concentrate on peacemaking. Johnson was renowned for his domineering personality and arm twisting of powerful politicians.



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This was the week of the big portrait unveiling for Barack and Michelle Obama. The former president and first lady seemed pleased with their portrayals. But presidential portraits aren't always so well-received -- that was the case with Texas' own Lyndon Johnson in 1965. "Considering Matthew Shepard" is ...
When he first laid eyes on the painting that was to be his official White House portrait, Lyndon B. Johnson disgustedly called painter Peter Hurd's work "the ... "The fact that you've got Lyndon Johnson in this fictitious space, elevated above the entire landscape of the nation's capital, I think that's interesting…

If you know anything about this story, it's the quote - the first thing President Lyndon Baines Johnson said when he saw his official portrait. "He said 'That's the ugliest thing I ever saw," Peter Hurd said. That was the artist, Peter Hurd, recorded at Hurd's New Mexico home in 1969. The story quickly made ...
Directed by Kyle Donnelly and performed in Arena Stage's Fichandler Stage, "The Great Society" brings to life the ambition and struggle of the 36th president of the United States. Robert Schenkkan's "The Great Society" play begins with President Lyndon Johnson's 1964 landslide presidential victory.
BRAINTREE - Mayor Joseph Sullivan will introduce a movie on the life of Lyndon Johnson with a discussion on the life of the nation's 36th president. The presentation will take place prior to a showing of "LBJ' at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Logan Auditorium of the Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St.
LBJ had been a congressman, a senator, a Senate minority and majority leader and vice-president before ascending to the presidency, and he transformed the scope of the federal government, ... Having said all that, it's impossible to get away from the fact that Lyndon B Johnson was also a truly awful man.
Mayor Joseph Sullivan will discuss the life of President Lyndon Johnson prior to a showing of the movie "LBJ" Thursday afternoon at the Thayer Public Library. BRAINTREE - Mayor Joseph Sullivan will introduce a movie on the life of Lyndon Johnson with a discussion on the life of the nation's 36th ...
This riveting sequel to the Tony-award winning All the Way, about the Lyndon Johnson presidency, is a haunting piece of theater for liberals to watch in February of 2018, when President Trump and the Republican Congress have been swinging a political wrecking ball at Barack Obama's legacy. The two ...
Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second part of the playwright's drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, will make its Washington, D.C., ... Kyle Donnelly will also direct The Great Society, which chronicles LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther ...
Mark Updegrove was director of the Lyndon B. Johnson presidential library in Texas before taking over as CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum ... money to build a National Medal of Honor Museum near Patriots Point will resume his work documenting the life of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Mark Updegrove, who transformed the LBJ Presidential Library during eight years as its director, is returning to become president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation as of March 1, 2018. Mark Updegrove. In a dizzying leadership shuffle, current Foundation Executive Director Amy Barbee will be promoted to ...
On this day in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in Dallas, Lyndon B. Johnson, his successor, created a commission chaired by Earl Warren (1891-1974), then chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, to investigate the assassination. On Sept. 24, 1964, the seven-member ...
Other Presidents have been diagnosed in hindsight by experts in psychiatry and psychology with various serious ailments including bipolar disorder, which is suspected to have afflicted John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson; ... Both Nixon and Lyndon Johnson drank heavily at times.
The screenplay by Joey Hartstone, with LBJ's fellow Texan Woody Harrelson in the title role, casts Lyndon Johnson in favorable light, ignoring ...
At This Point, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford And LBJ Were All More Liked ... a controversial presidential pardon to Nixon; and Lyndon B. Johnson, ...

When director Rob Reiner struggles to find the right word to describe what drew him to his latest project, the feature film LBJ, a nuanced, and ...
Reviews are quite mixed on "LBJ," the current movie about President Lyndon B. Johnson starring Woody Harrelson and directed by Rob Reiner ...
President Lyndon Johnson, and the men leading the American effort in Vietnam, found this intolerable. They felt that maintaining public support ...
Rob Reiner's LBJ, starring Woody Harrelson, is Lyndon B. Johnson 101, roughly covering the period from the 36th President's swearing-in ...
Rob Reiner's new film "LBJ" hit theaters nationwide and the early reviews ... Lyndon Johnson, along with the characters of the era, have been ...
America's Presidents - Lyndon B. Johnson. Share ... Today we are talking about Lyndon Johnson. He was the vice ... Early life. Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Texas, where his family had lived for generations. .... In 1964, anti-war activists changed his campaign slogan, "All the way with LBJ." Instead ...
The basic facts of what happened to Lyndon B. Johnson in the years surrounding 1963 will likely be well known to anyone who goes to see ...
If several Actors can tackle the legacy of Winston Churchill and be awarded for it, then why not Lyndon Baines Johnson? In recent times we ...
President Lyndon B. Johnson was tormented by the war even as he prosecuted it. Swearingen counts Johnson, whose legacy also includes ...
After his presidency, just months before his death in 1972, President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke at the new LBJ school of Public Affairs in Austin ...
... crime and turned over a pivotal report to President Lyndon Johnson. The report called for sweeping changes, and remains influential today.
The Soviet Union theorized that President Lyndon B. Johnson could have been behind JFK's assassination -- and also feared Moscow could ...
"LBJ" director Rob Reiner (left) and star Woody Harrelson spoke about ... he would someday direct a movie about President Lyndon Johnson, ...
As Hollywood decided to revisit history Tuesday night at the "LBJ" premiere, ... "LBJ" tells the story of President Lyndon B. Johnson's rise to the ...
President Lyndon B. Johnson was heading to the Coachella Valley to ... Palm Springs coordinator of "Young citizens for Lyndon Johnson," ...
President Lyndon Johnson has enjoyed a remarkable run in Hollywood. ... Like many recent films on LBJ, Harrelson plays Johnson as crass ...
One article dismissed him as "a "consummate" old pro "who didn't win anything last week and hasn't won on his own since 1950," while another opinion held that the Californian had emerged as "the party's chief national strategist" as he urged the formula of running against LBJ and in turn most accurately ...
Ever since LBJ launched AFI in the Rose garden, the institute has had a special place in the hearts of U.S. presidents -- until now, that is.
This episode of Whistlestop revisits Sept. 10, 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson established the norm of serving as both president and ...
The Tom Johnson Lectureship was established in 2010 in recognition of Johnson's 30 years as chairman of the Lyndon Baines Johnson ...
In 1972, when President Lyndon B. Johnson suffered a massive heart attack, he was revived with a portable defibrillator, which helped raise the ...
No trip to Austin would be complete without a trip to the Lyndon B. Johnson presidential library. The edifice, designed in a late 60s-era brutalist ...
At LBJ's ranch, the actor asked the tour guide about several switches ... left, as Hubert H. Humphrey and Pearce Bunting as Lyndon B. Johnson.
Look at the steps taken by Lyndon B. Johnson. Getty. By Charles P. Pierce. Oct 2, 2017. By October 22, 1968, President Lyndon Baines Johnson was as lame a duck as ever ... So, in addition to LBJ's other problems, the howling of backlash and reaction was ... Enough, thought Lyndon Johnson, and he put together a gun ...
On April 7, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to the American public about the escalating conflict in Vietnam.
On Tuesday evening I interviewed Minnesota Sen. Al Franken in advance of his coming to Austin to deliver the keynoter at the Texas Tribune ...
He said it was Democrats who opposed desegregation and the 1964 civil rights Act. He doesn't mention that it was Lyndon Johnson, ...
President Lyndon Johnson begins bombing the North, and sends US ... President Lyndon B. Johnson denounces what he called unjustified ...
How did Lyndon Johnson, one of the most gifted political figures of his time, lose his way in a war he didn't start and didn't end?
Lyndon B. Johnson hospital plans to transfer nearly three dozen of its patients to its sister facility Ben Taub Hospital as a result of 40 of its ...
... of the master wheeler-dealer Lyndon Johnson ― with Schumer, not Trump, in the ... President Lyndon B. Johnson leans over a political colleague in mock ... in a good way" ― Schumer does not manage by LBJ-like instinct.
By the late summer of 1967, Lyndon Johnson faced a stark choice on Vietnam. His Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, had become ...
A look at how that strategy works out, and what it reveals about LBJ's congenital bias for secrecy. ... Did Lyndon Johnson learn something along the way?


 

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