Lyndon Johnson

  1. 36th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973)
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  • The best known rider less horse was Black Jack. He took part in the funerals of presidents Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.
  • The next test of the taboo was Vietnam where both Lyndon Johnson and even Richard Nixon at his maddest decided to forgo using nukes. How the End Begins
  • Lyndon Johnson's political genius was creative not merely in the lower, technical aspects of politics but on much higher levels.
  • Additional material on Johnson is from R. A. Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson (2 vols., 1982-90); R. A. Divine, The Johnson Years (2 vols., 1987); and Merle Miller’s fascinating, Lyndon: An Oral Biography (1980). The Pawprints of History
  • Lyndon Johnson first sent U.S. combat troops into battle in March 1965.
  • Lyndon Johnson, a veteran of Senate arm-twisting and cajoling, jawboned to forestall airline and railroad strikes and such. Other presidents 'jawbone,' but Obama 'extorts'
  • Right now, Robert Caro is working on, and has been for 20-odd years, a multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson. A PubliCola Q&A with Obama Biographer, New Yorker Editor David Remnick « PubliCola
  • In early 1965 President Lyndon Johnson discussed the growing problem in Vietnam with Eisenhower, and the general remarked that he had ended the war in Korea by having the word passed through three different channels “telling the Chinese that they must agree to an armistice quickly, since he had decided to remove the restrictions of area and weapons if the war had to be continued.” Between War and Peace
  • Those reports included an analysis of Soviet missile strength that contradicted John F. Kennedy’s “missile gap” rhetoric or the debunking of Lyndon Johnson’s assumptions about the effectiveness of bombing in Vietnam. Printing: Why U.S. Intelligence Failed, Redux
  • Others in the press corps didn't think there was anything untoward about giving political advice to Goldwater opponent Lyndon Johnson.
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