Biographical entry Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908 - 1973)

27 August 1908
Stonewall, Texas, United States of America
22 January 1973
President (United States of America) and Writer of Inscription


Lyndon Baines Johnson was the thirty-sixth president of the United States of America. Johnson was elected to the senate in 1948 and became Senate majority leader in 1955. Johnson was Kennedy's running mate in the 1960 presidential election and served as vice-president until Kennedy's assassination in 1963, whereupon he became president, serving until 1969. Despite notable domestic reforms, Johnson's presidency was marked by American's involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1966, Johnson became the first US president to visit Australia.


Divine, Robert A. 'Johnson, Lyndon B.' In The Oxford Companion to United States History, edited by Paul S. Boyer et al., 407-8. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.