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Lyndon B. Johnson 's President Of The United States Essay

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Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born in Texas, on August 27, 1908. Lyndon was the oldest born. Politicians ran in LBJ’s family; His father, Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. was a democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. LBJ struggled in school as a child, but graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College. LBJ started his career in politics as a legislative secretary to the Texas Democratic Congressman. LBJ’s first campaign was in 1937 when he was twenty eight years old. He campaigned with the energy of 10 men; he spoke in every town in his district and made over two hundred speeches. In turn, LBJ was elected one of the youngest members of congress. One could say that LBJ had an obsessive drive to succeed. This is evident throughout his political career. LBJ met his wife Claudia Alta Taylor, also known as Lady Bird, in 1934. She used her inheritance money to fund LBJ’s 1937 run for Congress. She never stopped serving her husband’s ambitions. Franklin D. Roosevelt was LBJ’s political hero. After meeting with LBJ as a young senator, Roosevelt knew that he was special. President Roosevelt helped LBJ win an appointment in the U.S. Naval reserve as a lieutenant commander. LBJ served on a tour of the south pacific where he received a Silver Star medal for his participation in the mission, even though his plane was forced to turn around due to mechanical difficulty.
In a close and controversial election, Lyndon B. Johnson
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