Includes bibliographical references p. Young Lyndon Johnson, - Democratic Leader: Senator Johnson, - 'Let Us Continue': Johnson and American Liberalism provides a brief yet comprehensive treatment of the major events of Johnson's career but with a central focus on his role as the emblematic figure in the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism.
Early years Seven-year-old Johnson with his trademark cowboy hat Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27,near Stonewall, Texasin a small farmhouse on the Pedernales River. Baines, the grandfather of Johnson's mother, was also the president of Baylor University during the American Civil War.
In his later years the grandfather became a Christadelphian ; Johnson's father also joined the Christadelphian Church toward the end of his life. He graduated in from Johnson City High Schoolwhere he participated in public speaking, debate, and baseball. Pressured by his parents to attend college, he enrolled at a "subcollege" of Southwest Texas State Teachers College SWTSTC in the summer ofwhere students from unaccredited high schools could take the 12th-grade courses needed for admission to college.
He left the school just weeks after his arrival and decided to move to southern California. He worked at his cousin's legal practice and in various odd jobs before returning to Texas, where he worked as a day laborer.
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He worked his way through school, participated in debate and campus politics, and edited the school newspaper, The College Star. The job helped him to save money to complete his education and he graduated in I shall never forget the faces of the boys and the girls in that little Welhausen Mexican School, and I remember even yet the pain of realizing and knowing then that college was closed to practically every one of those children because they were too poor.
And I think it was then that I made up my mind that this nation could never rest while the door to knowledge remained closed to any American.
Johnson later used an edited version of this photo, with Allred airbrushed out, in his senatorial campaign. Kleberg won a special election to represent Texas in the United States House of Representativeshe appointed Johnson as his legislative secretary.
Johnson got the position on the recommendation of his own father and that of State Senator Welly Hopkins, who Johnson had campaigned for in Roosevelt won the presidential electionJohnson became a staunch supporter of Roosevelt's New Deal.
The wedding was officiated by Rev.
Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio. His home was the LBJ Ranch ; his initials were on his cufflinks, ashtrays, and clothes.
He resigned two years later to run for Congress. Johnson, a notoriously tough boss throughout his career, often demanded long workdays and work on weekends. As Johnson's biographer Robert Caro observes, "Johnson's ambition was uncommon—in the degree to which it was unencumbered by even the slightest excess weight of ideology, of philosophy, of principles, of beliefs.
House of Representatives — InJohnson successfully campaigned in a special election for Texas's 10th congressional districtthat covered Austin and the surrounding hill country. He ran on a New Deal platform and was effectively aided by his wife.
He served in the House from April 10,to January 3, Roosevelt found Johnson to be a welcome ally and conduit for information, particularly with regard to issues concerning internal politics in Texas Operation Texas and the machinations of Vice President John Nance Garner and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn.
Johnson was immediately appointed to the Naval Affairs Committee. He worked for rural electrification and other improvements for his district.
Johnson steered the projects towards contractors that he personally knew, such as the Brown Brothers, Herman and George, who would finance much of Johnson's future career.
Senate nomination in a special election; his main opponent was the sitting Governor of Texasbusinessman and radio personality W. Lee O'Daniel ; Johnson narrowly lost the Democratic primary, which was then tantamount to electionwith O'Daniel receivingvotes Naval Reserve on June 21, While serving as a U.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson (/ ˈ l ɪ n d ə n ˈ b eɪ n z /; August 27, – January 22, ), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from to Formerly the 37th Vice President of the United States from to , he assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F.
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