- Name: Lyndon B. Johnson
- Born: 08/27/1908
- Died: 01/22/1973 (64 years old)
Lyndon Baines Johnson (/ /; August 27, 1908?January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969, and previously as 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963. He assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.
Birth Name: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom (Posthumous; 1980)
Alias: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Birth Place: Stonewall, Texas, U.S.
Death Place: Stonewall, Texas, U.S.
Lyndon B. Johnson quotes :
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.Lyndon B. Johnson
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.Lyndon B. Johnson
Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.Lyndon B. Johnson
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.Lyndon B. Johnson
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.Lyndon B. Johnson
Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life.Lyndon B. Johnson
The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.Lyndon B. Johnson
If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.Lyndon B. Johnson
I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world.Lyndon B. Johnson
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'Lyndon B. Johnson
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.Lyndon B. Johnson
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good.Lyndon B. Johnson
We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.Lyndon B. Johnson
I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.Lyndon B. Johnson