Lady Bird Johnson Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of former First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson.

Personale

Data di nascita: dicembre 22, 1912
Data di morte: luglio 11, 2007
    Luogo di nascita: Karnack, Texas
    Nome di nascita: Claudia Alta Taylor
    Padre: Thomas Jefferson Taylor, general store owner
    Madre: Minnie (Pattillo) Taylor
    Matrimonio: Lyndon Baines Johnson (novembre 17, 1934-gennaio 22, 1973, his death)
    Bambini: Luci Baines, Lynda Bird
    Formazione scolastica: University of Texas, B.A. nella storia, 1933; University of Texas, B.A. nel giornalismo, 1934

    Altri fatti

    At an early age, a nurse said she was as prettyas a lady bird.The nickname stuck.
    During her husband’s vice presidency, Johnson traveled to 33 paesi.
    During her years as first lady, she championed many environmental causes.
    Served as an honorary chairman for the National Head Start program while her husband was in office.

    Sequenza temporale

    1937 – Invests some of her inheritance from her mother to finance her husband’s run for Congress. He wins the election.
    1948 – Lyndon Johnson is elected to the US Senate.
    1960 – Johnson is named the vice presidential running mate of John F. Kennedy.
    novembre 22, 1963 – Il presidente John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.
    1964 – Johnson is reelected.
    1966 – Receives a Premio Peabody for the television showA Visit to Washington with Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson on Behalf of a More Beautiful America.
    1969 – Becomes a member of the National Park Service’s Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments.
    1970 – Her memoir, “A White House Diary,” è rilasciato.
    gennaio 22, 1973 – Her husband dies.
    1971-1977 – Serves as a member of the University of Texas Board of Regents.
    1977 – Is awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Gerald Ford.
    1982 – Founds the National Wildflower Research Center, in Texas, with an endowment and a donation of 60 acres of land. The center is later renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
    1988 – Receives the Congressional Gold Medal from President Ronald Reagan.
    1993 – Suffers a stroke.
      2002 – Suffers a second stroke.
      luglio 11, 2007 – Dies at the age of 94.

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