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Johnson, Claudia Alta (nee Taylor; Lady Bird Johnson)

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Born: 1912 AD
Currently alive, at 101 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: First Ladies

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US wife of Lyndon Johnson

 

1934 - She married Lyndon Johnson in Saint Mark's Episcopal Church on the 17th of November.

 

1963-1969 - Became the First Lady.

 

1970 - She focused her attention on the Austin, Texas riverfront area through her involvement in the Town Lake Beautification Project

 

1999 - Was hospitalized for a fainting spell on the 11st of November.  

 

1973 - After President Johnson died, she remained in the public eye, honoring her husband and other Presidents.

 

Kennedy Center Honorary Chair.

 

National Geographic Society trustee emeritus.

 

1977 - Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

1989 - Congressional Gold Medal.

 

1970 - She published a memoir, White House Diary.

 

1993 - Her health began to fail. She suffered a minor stroke in August and became legally blind due to macular degeneration.

 

Peabody for "A Visit to Washington

with Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson on Behalf of a More Beautiful America" (1966)

 

2006 - Lady Bird Johnson made a rare public appearance at the renovation announcement of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum on the 13th of October.


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  • "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."
  • "I believe that one of the great problems for us as individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye."
  • "The first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband."
  • "This is something that I cherish. Once in a friend's home I came across this blessing, and took it down in shorthand ... it says something I like to live with:"Oh Thou, who dwellest in so many homes, possess Thyself of this. Bless the life that is sheltered here. Grant that trust and peace and comfort abide within, and that love and life and usefulness may go out from this home forever."