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  Biography of Lady Bird Johnson
Christened Claudia Alta Taylor when she was born in a country mansion near Karnack, Texas, she received her nickname "Lady Bird" as a small child; and as Lady Bird she was known and loved throughout America.
Johnson's White House Diary, published in 1970, and a 1981 documentary film, The First Lady, A Portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, give sensitive and detailed views of her contributions to the President's Great Society administration.
Lady Bird lead a life devoted to her husband's memory, her children, and seven grandchildren.
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  Lady Bird Johnson: The First Lady's Beautification Campaign
Lady Bird focused much of her efforts on cleaning up Washington, DC, believing that beautifying the dilapidated capital city could become an example to other cities across the country.
Lady Bird also saw her beautification projects as helping soothe the nation at a time when the Vietnam war, civil rights and other highly charged political topics fomented division.
Lady Bird and her husband had driven many times from their home in Texas to Washington, DC, and had been frustrated by the increasing number of junkyards and billboards along the way.
www.pbs.org /ladybird/shattereddreams/shattereddreams_report.html   (1228 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson
Unique among presidents' wives, Lady Bird Johnson was not only one of the leading environmentalists of the twentieth century, she also redefined the institution of First Lady.
He shows how Lady Bird's efforts to advance the cause of beautifying highways and the city of Washington, D.C.-which included attending legislative strategy sessions and lobbying for the programs that she endorsed-represented a new departure for a First Lady.
Johnson's activism as well, telling how her appearances on behalf of environmental issues were often marred by antiwar protests and how she agonized with her husband over his decision not to run for reelection.
www.kansaspress.ku.edu /goulad.html   (472 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Russell, Jan Jarboe: Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs.
Lady Bird Johnson, advocate for beautification, dies at 94
Bethine Church, Lady Bird Were Longtime Friends: They Met When Their Husbands Were in the Senate.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-JohnsonLB.html   (469 words)

  
 ". . . to leave this splendor for our grandchildren": Lady Bird Johnson, Environmentalist Extraordinaire | ...
Lady Bird was determined to gain a more substantial education, however, and after a visit to the University of Texas in Austin insisted she be allowed to attend.
Lady Bird proved to be tough, resilient, and capable of extracting her needs from a strong-willed, demanding man with a colossal ego.
Lady Bird saw first hand how even limited public resources in depression-dreary 1935 could be used to beautify the physical environment, a lesson she never forgot.
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 First Ladies' Biographical Information
Lady Bird Johnson answered the phone, then told her husband who was calling and that she felt certain Kennedy was going to ask LBJ to run as vice president with him.
Johnson remained politely steadfast in her message: "It would be a bottomless tragedy for our country to be racially divided…" An effort by segregationists to suggest that she was an indifferent landlord who provided no utilities to African-Americans on her inherited property proved false and had none of the intended impact.
Lady Bird Johnson recalled that it was while she listened to her husband's 1965 State of the Union Address to declare "unconditional war on poverty" that she determined to involve herself in some element of this.
www.firstladies.org /biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=37   (6485 words)

  
 CNN.com - Lady Bird Johnson's condition improves - May 17, 2002
Lady Bird Johnson suffered a stroke May 2 that affected her ability to speak and swallow.
Johnson, 89, suffered a stroke May 2 that left her with difficulty speaking and swallowing.
Johnson cannot receive flowers at the hospital, and the family requests that cards be sent to the LBJ Library at 2313 Red River, Austin, Texas 78705.
archives.cnn.com /2002/ALLPOLITICS/05/17/lady.bird/index.html   (270 words)

  
 Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson
Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor was born in Karnack, Texas, in 1912.
Lady Bird Taylor was married in 1934 to Lyndon Baines Johnson in San Antonio.
The gown in the collection is one that Lady Bird Johnson wore while she was living in the White House.
www.twu.edu /firstladies/ca_johnson.htm   (225 words)

  
 CNN.com - Lady Bird Johnson hospitalized - May 3, 2002
Several years ago, Johnson suffered a small stroke while she was in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and she has been treated for a heart rhythm abnormality called fibrillation, Tilson said.
Born Claudia Alta Taylor in Karnack, Texas, about 30 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana, Johnson was dubbed "Lady Bird" at an early age, when a nursemaid said she was "as purty as a lady bird." It just happened to match the initials of her future husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Lady Bird Johnson is famous for her environmental projects.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/05/03/lady.bird.hospital/index.html   (534 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Johnson is the author of A White House Diary, a record of her activities which she kept during the years her husband served as the 36th President of the United States.
Johnson has said, "I was keenly aware that I had a unique opportunity, a front row seat, on an unfolding story and nobody else was going to see it from quite the vantage point that I saw it." She also co-authored Wildflowers Across America with Carlton Lees.
Johnson was honorary chairman of the LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac in Washington, D. She also chaired the Town Lake Beautification Project, a community effort to create a hike and bike trail and to plant flowering trees along the Colorado River in Austin, Texas.
lbjlib.utexas.edu /johnson/archives.hom/biographys.hom/ladybird_bio.asp   (1440 words)

  
 BBC News | AMERICAS | Lady Bird Johnson 'stable' in hospital
Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States, is in a "stable condition" in intensive care after being rushed to hospital on Thursday.
Mrs Johnson was admitted to the same hospital in 1999 after fainting at her home, and also underwent cataract surgery that year.
Lady Bird Johnson was christened Claudia Alta Taylor when she was born to a prosperous family near Karnack, Texas.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1965823.stm   (411 words)

  
 Lady Bird (Claudia Taylor) Johnson | Scholastic.com
Johnson was married November 17, 1934 to Lyndon Baines Johnson at Saint Marks Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Johnson is the author of A White House Diary, a record of her activities during the years her husband served as president of the United States.
Johnson is chairwoman of the board of the LBJ Company, which operates KLBJ-AM and FM radio stations in Austin, as well as several cable television stations and other business interests.
teacher.scholastic.com /researchtools/articlearchives/womhst/lady.htm   (489 words)

  
 Newsvine - Nation Mourns Lady Bird Johnson
Johnson was remembered as loving and gentle, yet strong in spirit and in her dedication to her family and her passion for nature.
Johnson and her daughters remained active in her wildflower advocacy and with the LBJ Library in Austin.
Born Claudia Alta Taylor in the small East Texas town of Karnack, Johnson received her nickname in infancy from a caretaker nurse who said she was as "pretty as a lady bird." It was the name by which the world would come to know her.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2007/07/11/831411-former-first-lady-lady-bird-johnson   (1078 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson's I-95 Landscape-Landmark Tour - Highway History - FHWA
As the President and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson, criss-crossed States by road during the campaign, she informed her husband of her feelings about the roadside junkyards they saw along the way.
Because the First Lady was closely identified with this initiative, she decided to embark on a "Landscape-Landmark Tour" into Virginia on May 11, 1965, to promote the America the Beautiful campaign before the opening of the White House Conference on Natural Beauty, May 24 and 25.
Johnson told her diary, "but never in this fashion, trailing forty newspaper people with heavy camera equipment, and met by the Trustees of Monticello." Participants in the Landscape-Landmark Tour enjoyed a buffet luncheon on the Terrace Promenade at Monticello, including Virginia ham, Sally Lunn bread, an oyster cooked according to Jefferson's recipe, and Crème Brûlée.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /infrastructure/ladybird.cfm   (3445 words)

  
 ABC News: Lady Bird Johnson Dies
Although Lady Bird Johnson lived much of her life in the shadow of one of the most powerful men of the 20th century, she played a pivotal role in some of the nation's most turbulent years.
Johnson asked Kennedy, whose clothes were splattered with the blood of her husband, the slain president, if she could call for someone to assist her.
Lady Bird helped keep his Congressional office open during World War II when he volunteered for Naval service, and she was actively involved in the campaign for her husband's U.S. Senate seat.
www.abcnews.go.com /Politics/story?id=3314884&page=1   (994 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson dies at 94 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
By Yoichi Okamoto, LBJ Library via AP Lady Bird Johnson, left, and President Lyndon B. Johnson are shown during the signing ceremony for the Interior Department Appropriation Bill at the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1968.
Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson was born in Karnack, in the piney woods of east Texas on Dec. 22, 1912.
Even so, Johnson was able to recruit a wide range of powerful supporters to her crusade to eliminate blight and ugliness from the American landscape, which continued long after her husband left office.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2007-07-11-lady-bird-obit_N.htm   (1888 words)

  
 Supporting Schools: Proud Products: Lady Bird Johnson
Claudia Alta Taylor, born in Karnack, Texas, on December 22, 1912, was termed at an early age by a nursemaid to be as “pretty as a lady bird,” and thus began the name she would be known as thereafter.
Lady Bird was honorary chairman of the LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac in Washington, D.C. She also chaired the Town Lake Beautification Project, a community effort to create a hike and bike trail and to plant flowering trees along the Colorado River in Austin.
On her 70th birthday in 1982, Lady Bird founded the National Wildflower Research Center, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the preservation and reestablishment of native plants in natural and planned landscapes.
www.tasb.org /schools/proud_products/ladybird_johnson.aspx   (476 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson Biography (U.S. First Lady) — Infoplease.com
Claudia Taylor was nicknamed "Lady Bird" as a small child, and she became Lady Bird Johnson when she married Lyndon Johnson in November of 1934.
LBJ became a U.S. senator from Texas and then vice-president under John F. Kennedy; when Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Lady Bird replaced Jackie Kennedy as the country's First Lady.
Since her husband's death in 1973, Lady Bird Johnson has become known for her support of the preservation and promotion of wildflowers in America.
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/ladybirdjohnson.html   (303 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson Biography
Johnson is the author of A White House Diary, a record of her activities which she kept during the years her husband served as the 36th President of the United States.
Johnson has said, "I was keenly aware that I had a unique opportunity, a front row seat, on an unfolding story and nobody else was going to see it from quite the vantage point that I saw it." She also co-authored Wildflowers Across America with Carlton Lees.
Johnson was honorary chairman of the LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac in Washington, D. She also chaired the Town Lake Beautification Project, a community effort to create a hike and bike trail and to plant flowering trees along the Colorado River in Austin, Texas.
www.lbjlib.utexas.edu /johnson/archives.hom/biographys.hom/ladybird_bio.asp   (1566 words)

  
 VOA News - Former US First Lady was Known as Environmental Champion
Johnson transformed the nation's capital city by planting 250,000 tulips and 42,000 daffodils in parks across Washington, D.C. She says it was in keeping with the goals of President Johnson's administration.
While Lady Bird Johnson may have been a pioneer in her efforts to preserve the wildflowers of the different regions of the country, she says she gets her greatest happiness from her seven grandchildren and two daughters: Lucy Baines Johnson, who runs the family business, and Lynda Bird Robb, wife of a former Virginia Senator.
Lady Bird Johnson, a first lady of the land, environmentalist and the supportive wife and companion of the 36th president of the United States, dead at 94.
www.voanews.com /english/2007-07-11-voa83.cfm   (1278 words)

  
 NPR : Former First Lady 'Lady Bird' Johnson Dead at 94
Lady Bird Johnson brought financial acumen and fierce devotion to her marriage to former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Johnson went on a four-day train trip through eight Southern states, campaigning for her husband at a time when race relations were boiling — the first solo whistle-stop tour of a first lady in history.
Johnson on a speech or in the grocery store or in a nursery, and she was always down to earth," Russell said.
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 Lady Bird Johnson's Legacy Endures in Texas and Elsewhere
At an early age, a nursemaid said she was "as purty as a lady bird" -- thereafter she became known to her family and friends as "Lady Bird."
She met and married Lyndon Johnson in 1934, and was devoted to him throughout his political career.
When LBJ was a new U.S. congressman, he endeared himself to the powerful Speaker of the House of Representatives, fellow-Texan Sam Rayburn, by inviting him over to their apartment for dinner.
texana.texascooking.com /news/ladybirdbirthday2002.htm   (719 words)

  
 LADY BIRD JOHNSON
Lady Bird first met the future President Lyndon Baines Johnson when she stopped off
During their years in the White House, Lady Bird devoted her time to advancing the cause of women in government, holding special luncheons for women of achievement, suggesting women for top official posts, and attending meetings of women's groups.
When their term in office ended, Lady Bird prepared a book A White House Diary.
library.thinkquest.org /J0111867/data/LADY.html   (265 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson | Scholastic.com
Johnson was married November 17, 1934 to Lyndon Baines Johnson at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Johnson is the author of A White House Diary, a record of her activities during the years her husband served as president of the United States.
Johnson served as honorary chairman of the National Head Start Program to give special training to poor children of pre-school age and prepare them to take their places in the classroom.
content.scholastic.com /browse/article.jsp?id=4648   (645 words)

  
 Lady Bird Johnson Dies At 94, Wife Of President Lyndon Johnson Championed Environmentalism And Highway Beautification - ...
Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said.
Johnson, who suffered a stroke in 2002 that affected her ability to speak, returned home late last month after a week at Seton Medical Center, where she'd been admitted for a low-grade fever.
Lady Bird Johnson once turned down a class valedictorian's medal because of her fear of public speaking, but she joined in every one of her husband's campaigns.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2007/07/11/national/main3046985.shtml?source=RSS&attr=HOME_3046985   (1411 words)

  
 VOA News - Former US First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson Dies
She was born Claudia Alta Taylor and acquired the nickname Lady Bird at birth when a nurse described the infant as pretty as a lady bird.
Johnson helped her husband both morally and financially in his first run for Congress and was at his side in 1960 as he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Lady Bird Johnson is survived by her two daughters, Lynda Bird Robb, wife of former Virginia Senator Chuck Robb, and Luci Baines Turpin, as well as seven grandchildren.
www.voanews.com /english/2007-07-12-voa1.cfm   (562 words)

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