Lyndon B. Johnson
⁃ Congressional Secretary, 1931-37
⁃ Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1937-49
⁃ United States Senator, 1949-61
⁃ Vice President, 1961-63
• Lyndon Johnson was also referred to as "LBJ" and was the 36th president of the United States. He became president after John F. Kennedy.
• His parents, Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. and Rebekah Baines and was born in Johnson City, Texas which was named after Johnson's father's cousin, James Polk Johnson. Lyndon had four other siblings. Johnson's father had served five terms in the Texas legislature.
• Johnson lived from August 27, 1908 to January 22, 1973.
• Lyndon was one of the major leaders of the democratic party.
• Johnson enrolled in Southwest Texas State Teachers' College and graduated in 1930.He dropped out of school for a year to serve as principal and teach fifth, sixth, and seventh grades at Welhausen School, a Mexican-American school in the south Texas town of Cotulla.
• Following his election to the House of Representatives in November 1931, Congressman Richard Kleberg asked Johnson to come to Washington to work as his secretary. Johnson stayed with the job for over three years and learned how the Congress worked. In 1933 he was elected speaker of the "Little Congress".
• In 1934 he attended Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D. C for a short period of time.
• After he became senator he met Claudia Alta Taylor, a young woman from Texas. On November 17, 1934 they were married. Johnson had acually proposed to her within 24 hours of meeting her! Lyndon had two daughters, Lynda Bird Johnson and Luci Baines Johnson.
• In 1937, Johnson ran for Congress in a special election for the 10th Congressional District of Texas to represent Austin, Texas and the surrounding Hill Country. He ran on a New Deal platform and was effectively aided by his wife, Claudia or also known as Lady Bird Johnson.
• Johnson became President after John F. Kennedy's assassination...