- Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.1877 - 1937
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||Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.
||11 Oct 1877
||Buda, Hays, Texas, United States
||23 Oct 1937
||Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
||Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas, United StatesJohnson Family Cemetery
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Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. (October 11, 1877 in Buda, Texas – October 23, 1937) was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives representing the 89th District. He served in the 29th, 30th, 35th, 37th, and 38th Texas Legislatures. He was the father of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson and the son of Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr. He was a struggling farmer and cattle speculator who lived in the Texas Hill Country.
- Wheeler, Keith. "The Man Who is the President", in Life Magazine, Vol. 57, no. 7, Aug. 14, 1964.
"Sam Ealy Jr. inherited the political bent, put it into practice and then reinforced it for the next generation by marrying Rebeckah Baines. Her ancestors had fought in the French and Indian War and her father, Captain Joseph W. Baines, had been an active politician who served as Texas' secretary of state from 1883 to 1887. Lyndon's father was elect to the Texas legislature in 1904. As a lawmaker he was considered a liberal but is best remembered for sponsoring a bill to prevent the Alamo from being torn down to make way for a filling station.
"He is also remembered as an engaging, outgoing fellow, beloved by his cronies. A vigorous man with the bottle, he nevertheless won a parochial renown by refusing to touch a drop anywhere outside his home county line. Easy-going by nature, a devoted dabbler in politicies, he was not well-gated to deal with the hard practicalities of life and, at various times, followed various occupations--schoolteacher, dilettante in real estate dealings, road-building supervisor and inspector for the state railroad commission. Sam Ealy Johnson seems to have lacked any real instinct for business, and although he was one of the region's first owners of a Model T Ford, he seldom had much money and was often in debt for small loans."
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
Sam Ealy Johnson, d. 23 Oct 1937 Travis County.
- ↑ Find A Grave, Sam Ealy Johnson.
- ↑ United States. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509).