13 Shocking Facts About President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Learn more about President Lyndon B. Johnson with these shocking facts.
Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th president of the United States.
Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Texas on August 27, 1908
Lyndon Baines Johnson's family had settled in Texas before the Civil War.
Lyndon B. Johnson was elected vice president of the United States in 1960.
Lyndon B. Johnson initiated the "Great Society" social service programs.
Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law.
Lyndon B. Johnson's parents, Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. and Rebekah Baines Johnson, had three girls and two boys.
Lyndon's father was a rancher and part-time politician but did not inherit the family's ranching talent and ran into financial difficulty, when Lyndon was in his early teens, his father lost the family farm.
Although Lyndon B. Johnson struggled in school, he managed to graduate from Johnson City High School in 1924.
Lyndon B. Johnson won an appointment as legislative secretary, in 1931, to Texas Democratic Congressman Richard M. Kleberg, he then relocated to Washington, D.C.
In 1934, Lyndon B. Johnson met Claudia Alta Taylor who ran his office for several years. She later bought a radio station and then a television station, which made the Johnsons wealthy.
Lyndon B. Johnson headed the space program, and oversaw negotiations on the nuclear test ban treaty.
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated which was what lead Lyndon B. Johnson to be sworn in as the 36th president.
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