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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 22 December 1912Karnack, Texas, USA
Date of Death 11 July 2007Austin, Texas, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameClaudia Alta Taylor
Nickname Lady Bird
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, the wife of Lyndon Johnson, the 36th President of the U.S., was one of the most prominent First Ladies in American history. Though Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan Reagan and Hillary Rodham Clinton exercised more power, and Jacqueline Kennedy and Dolly Madison were more glamorous, Lady Bird made herself a force to be reckoned with. She was instrumental in her husband's rise to power, as she had beguiled Sam Rayburn, the powerful Speaker of the House, who was her husband's mentor. As First Lady, she was a major force in engendering an ecological consciousness in Americans, with her "Keep America Beautiful" campaign. A class act all around, she was warmly embraced by Americans.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Spouse (1)

Lyndon Johnson (17 November 1934 - 22 January 1973) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Graduated from the University of Texas in 1933 with a bachelor of arts degree in history.
Suffered (and recovered from) a mild stroke in 2002.
First lady of the United States, 22 November 1963 - 20 January 1969.
Was nicknamed "ladybird" from the age of 2. A nurse gave her the nickname saying the little girl is "as pretty as a ladybird."
A fan of the TV series Gunsmoke (1955), she felt personally betrayed when she discovered that series star James Arness was a Republican.
At her death, she had been protected by the United States Secret Service longer than anyone else in history.
One of only two First Ladies, as of 2007, to have lived into her 90s. The other was Bess Truman, who died in 1982, aged 97.
Good friend of Nellie Connally.
Mother-in-law of Chuck Robb (husband of daughter Lynda Bird).
Has seven grandchildren: Lucinda Desha Robb (b. 1968), Catherine Lewis Robb (b. 1970), Jennifer Wickliffe Robb (b. 1978), Patrick Lyndon Nugent (b. 1967), Nicole Nugent (b. 1970), Rebekah Nugent (b. 1974) and Claudia Nugent (b. 1976).
Pictured on a nondenominated ('forever') USA commemorative postage stamp issued 30 November 2012. The stamp was one of six issued on a souvenir sheet; the other five stamp designs were similar to the Beautification of America stamps issued in the 1960s. The original issue price of the sheet was $2.70 (45¢ per stamp).
Release of her book, "A White House Diary".

Personal Quotes (2)

On change: Walk away from it until you're stronger. All your problems will be there when you get back, but you'll better able to cope.
On imagination: It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it.

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