Tribpedia: Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th president of the United States and served from 1963-1969. He was vice president from 1961 until 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. LBJ also served in the U.S. House and Senate.

LBJ as born Aug. 27, 1908, on a farm in the Hill Country near Stonewall, according to the Handbook of ...

A Decline in Texas Power Looms in Washington

Thanks to a lack of strong state ties to Republican Donald Trump’s campaign and a weak bench on the Democratic side, it’s unlikely Texas talent will flood the executive branch in 2017 — no matter if Trump or Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November. Thanks to term limits for committee chairs, Texas power in Congress will soon diminish as well. 

 

CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks at the LBJ Library as the agency releases to the public Sept. 16, 2015 classified copies of the President's Daily Briefings from the Kennedy and Johnson years of 1961-1969.
CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks at the LBJ Library as the agency releases to the public Sept. 16, 2015 classified copies of the President's Daily Briefings from the Kennedy and Johnson years of 1961-1969.

CIA Declassifies Kennedy, Johnson Documents

The CIA on Wednesday unveiled roughly eight years of presidential daily briefings from the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson — the largest-ever release of such material.

 

A portrait of power in Texas in 1970: House Speaker Gus Mutscher, Governor Preston Smith, former president Lyndon Johnson, and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, at "Gus Mutscher Day" in Brenham, August 17, 1970.
A portrait of power in Texas in 1970: House Speaker Gus Mutscher, Governor Preston Smith, former president Lyndon Johnson, and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, at "Gus Mutscher Day" in Brenham, August 17, 1970.

LBJ Library Director Objects to MLK Film's Portrayal

Despite its critical acclaim, the new movie Selma, which depicts the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, is getting pushback from some in Johnson's home state. 

 

Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson is being recognized by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative Forever stamp.
Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson is being recognized by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative Forever stamp.

USPS to Honor Lady Bird Johnson With Commemorative Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is recognizing Lady Bird Johnson's centennial with the release of a commemorative stamp featuring her White House portrait, making her one of only five first ladies to be featured on postage.

Governor Perry on stage with his family after announcing his run for the 2012 presidency.
Governor Perry on stage with his family after announcing his run for the 2012 presidency.

Perry Latest in Long Line of White House Hopefuls From Texas

Now that Rick Perry has officially entered the race for president, he'll soon start to set himself apart from the rest of the GOP field. But first, Ben Philpott of KUT News has a look back at how Perry compares with the the other Texans who have made a run for the White House.

Liz Carpenter Dies

The LBJ hand — she was the president's speechwriter, penning the famous 58 words he uttered after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and was Lady Bird's press secretary and chief of staff — died today at 89 after a long illness.