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In office: November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
Born: August 27, 1908, Stonewall, Texas
Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the thirty-sixth
President of the United States (1963-1969) and thirty-seventh Vice
President of the United States (1961-1963).
A Democrat, Johnson succeeded to the presidency following the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and after completing
Kennedy's term was elected President in his own right in a landslide
victory in the 1964 Presidential election.
Johnson was a major leader of the Democratic Party and as President
was responsible for designing the "Great Society" legislation
that included civil rights laws, Medicare (government funded health care
for the elderly), Medicaid (government funded health care for the poor),
aid to education, and the "War on Poverty."
escalated the American involvement in the Vietnam War from 16,000
American soldiers in 1963 to 550,000 in early 1968.
Died: January 22, 1973 (age 64), Stonewall, Texas
Johnson died at 4:33 p.m. from a third heart attack at his ranch, at
age 64. His health had been affected by years of drinking, heavy smoking
and stress; the former president had severe heart disease.
Where is Lyndon Johnson buried?
- The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
- Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Texas
- LBJ Ranch - Johnson Family Cemetery, Stonewall, Texas