A biography of lyndon baines johnson 36th president of the united states

Johnson National Park in Stonewall, Texasa few yards from the house in which he was born. Lyndon worked throughout his youth to earn money for the family. Arthur R. Tip O'Neill, then a representative from Kennedy's home state of Massachusetts, recalled that Johnson approached him at the convention and said, "Tip, I'd like to have you with me on the second ballot.

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With the public seemingly having little appetite for Goldwater's staunch conservatism, Johnson won in a landslide; he received 61 percent of the popular vote, the largest margin of victory in U. He was unusually proficient at gathering information. America was divided in support of the war.

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He represented his district in the House for most of the next 12 years, interrupting his legislative duties for six months in —42 to serve as lieutenant commander in the navy—thereby becoming the first member of Congress to serve on active duty in World War II. When the leaders took the proposal back to the 64 members who had made the bus trip to Atlantic City, they voted it down. Johnson proceeded to gain Russell's favor in the same way that he had "courted" Speaker Sam Rayburn and gained his crucial support in the House. Mayborn, who rushed back to Texas from a business trip in Nashville, Tennessee. Senate and became the Democratic majority leader in He resigned two years later to run for Congress. Attention therefore focused on domestic policy, and, after , on the Vietnam War. Updated August 22, Lyndon Baines Johnson August 27, —January 22, was a fourth-generation Texas rancher who became the 36th president of the United States upon the death of his predecessor John F. Johnson was not sworn on a Bible, as none could be found aboard Air Force One; a Roman Catholic missal was discovered in Kennedy's desk, and this book was used during the swearing-in ceremony. Johnson knew that Project Apollo and an enlarged NASA were feasible, so he steered the recommendation towards a program for landing an American on the moon. Johnson was appointed to the Senate Armed Services Committee, and later in , he helped create the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee. The job helped him to save money to complete his education and he graduated in

However, Johnson's brilliant handling of the press, the efficiency with which his committee issued new reports, and the fact that he ensured every report was endorsed unanimously by the committee all brought him headlines and national attention.

Lower income people received medical care funded by the government through the Medicaid program. Among defeated Democrats that year was McFarland, who lost to then-little known Barry Goldwater, Johnson's future presidential opponent.

Johnson was a fourth-generation Texan: at the age of 40, his great-grandfather Robert Holmes Bunton came to what was then the Republic of Texas in to be a cattleman.

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Biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. President