Lyndon B. Johnson
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Lyndon Johnson known as LBJ, was the thirty-sixth President of the United States.
Johnson served in both houses of the U.S. Congress. In 1960 he was selected by Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to be his running-mate. In 1963, LBJ succeeded to the presidency following Kennedy's assassination. As President, LBJ was responsible for designing the Great Society; legislation including civil rights laws, Medicare Medicaid and aid to education
Johnson was renowned for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment," his arm-twisting of powerful politicians.
- August 27, 1908: Lyndon Baines Johnson was born
- 1937-49: Johnson served as a United States Representative from Texas
- 1949-60: United States Senator
- 1964: LBJ signed on The Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was a landmark legislation in the United States that outlawed segregation in the U.S. schools and public places
- 1965: LBJ signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act, outlawing discriminatory voting rights
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