Person:Claudia Taylor (1)

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Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor
m. 17 Nov 1934
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Name Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor
Alt Name First Lady Lady Bird Johnson
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 22 Dec 1912 Karnack, Harrison, Texas, United States
Marriage 17 Nov 1934 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United StatesSt. Mark's Episcopal Church
to Lyndon Baines Johnson
Death[1][2] 11 July 2007 West Lake Hills, Travis, Texas, United States
Burial[1] Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas, United States


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Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69) during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson.

Notably well educated for her time, she proved a capable manager and a shrewd investor. After marrying LBJ in 1934, when he was a political hopeful in Austin, Texas, she used a modest inheritance to bankroll his congressional campaign, and then ran his office while he was serving in the navy. Next, she bought a radio station and then a TV station, which would soon make them millionaires. As First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour.

Johnson was a lifelong advocate for beautifying the nation's cities and highways ("Where flowers bloom, so does hope") and the Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird's Bill. She was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest US civilian honors.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lady Bird Johnson, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lady Bird Johnson, 94, Dies; Eased a Path to Power", in The New York Times. (New York, New York), [1].


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