Johnson was born in a three-room farmhouse on the Pedernales River between stonewall and Johnson city , Texas, on the morning of August 27, 1908.his father was Sam Ealy Johnson Jr. (1877-1937), farmer, trader, legislator; and his mother was Rebekah Baines Johnson (1881-1958). Johnson was the oldest of five children, he had three sisters and a brother-Mrs. Rebekah L. Bobbitt, Josefa H. Moss, Sam Houston Johnson and Mrs. Lucia H Alexander.  

Lyndon B. Johnson married Claudia Alta “ Lady Bird” Taylor when he was 26 and she was 21 years of age at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio , Texas . They had two daughters- Lynda Bird Johnson (1944- ) and Lucy Baines Johnson (1947- ).  

He attended public elementary schools near his birth place and in Johnson city . After graduation from the seventh grade in Junction school in 1920, he completed the eight grade at stonewall and Albert Schools. He attended Johnson City High school (1921-1924). He worked from dishwasher to elevator operator for the next two years. He decided to go back to college and attended South Texas State Teachers College (1927-1930). He worked his way through college as a trash collector, assistant janitor and finally assistant secretary to the college president. He thought at a Predominant Mexican-American school in Cotulla Texas while taking a few courses at Southwest Texas State extension there. He graduated in August 1930. Johnson studied Law briefly, (1934-1935) at Georgetown University .  

Lyndon joined the Naval Reserve in 1940 and served as lieutenant commander in the navy from December 1941 to July 1942 while a congressman. He resigned his commission following an executive order that all congressmen in the service resume their legislative duties. His public positions include: Director of National Youth Administration in Texas (1935-1937); U.S. Representative (1937-1949); U.S. Senator (1949-1961) and Vice President (1961-1963) before he assumed the presidency.  

Lyndon B. Johnson was riding two cars behind President Kennedy when he was assassinated in Dallas . The same day he was administered the Presidential oath by U.S. Court Judge Sarah T. Hughes aboard Air Force One at Dallas Love Field, November 22, 1963. In August 1964, Johnson was nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party and was elected President of the United States in November 3, 1964. His vice president was Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1911-1978) who served 1965-1969.  

Johnson survived two different heart attacks, one in 1955 and another heart attack in 1972. He was stricken by a third attack while napping about 3:30 pm in January 22nd, 1973. He died enrooted to the Hospital January 22nd, 1973, about 4 pm

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