Lady Bird Johnson

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LBJ Love Letters: He Proposed on First Date

Letters between Lyndon Baines Johnson, Lady Bird released

(Newser) - In a Valentine's Day treat, the LBJ Presidential Library released today the full set of letters exchanged by a 26-year-old Lyndon Baines Johnson and a 21-year-old Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor when they were courting in 1934. LBJ was quite taken with Lady Bird—so much so that... More »

Air Force One Death Call to Rose Kennedy Released

National Archives release recording of conversations day JFK was killed

(Newser) - A heart-wrenching call from Lyndon Johnson placed to Rose Kennedy from Air Force One has finally been released more than 48 years after her son was assassinated. "I wish to God there was something I could do," says Johnson the day John F. Kennedy was killed. "I... More »

Texas Bids Lady Bird Goodbye

Former first lady buried in her beloved Hill Country

(Newser) - A day after her star-studded funeral, Lady Bird Johnson was buried yesterday in a private ceremony at her family's Hill Country ranch, not far from a field of her beloved wildflowers. Thousands lined the route from Austin to Stonewall, the Star-Telegram reports, to say a final goodbye at the conclusion... More »

Lady Bird Johnson Mourned

(Newser) - A heady mix of past presidents and past and current first ladies paid their respects to Lady Bird Johnson, whose funeral was held in Austin, TX, today, after more 12,000 people filed past her coffin at the top of a marble staircase at the Johnson Library. She died Wednesday... More »

Lady Bird Johnson Dead at 94

Former first lady fought for civil rights

(Newser) - Lady Bird Johnson, wife of former president Lyndon Johnson, is dead today at 94. Johnson was a vociferous—if always graceful—campaigner for the beautification of the country and, during one of the most turbulent presidencies of all time, for civil rights and the betterment of the poor. More »

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