Person:Claudia Taylor (1)

     
Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor
m. 17 Nov 1934
Facts and Events
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 Jul 2007 West Lake Hills, Travis, Texas, United States
Burial[1] Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas, United States
Reference Number? Q233648?


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Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (née Taylor; December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was an American socialite and the First Lady of the United States (1963–1969) as the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. She also served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1961 until President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

Notably well-educated for a woman of her era, she proved a capable manager and a shrewd investor. After marrying Lyndon B. Johnson 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 served in the Navy. She bought a radio station, and, later, a television station which generated revenues that made the Johnsons into 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 an advocate for beautifying the nation's cities and highways ("Where flowers bloom, so does hope"). The Highway Beautification Act was informally known as "Lady Bird's Bill." She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honors bestowed upon a US civilian.

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