Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) – 37TH President of the United States, 1963-1969
Lyndon B. Johnson was born in a small farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas. In 1926, Johnson attended Southwest Texas State Teachers’ College, participating in debate and campus politics, which helped refine his skills of persuasion and political organization. After college Johnson taught Mexican-American children at the Welhausen School in Cotulla, where he discovered his desire to make a difference and perhaps better the lives of others by running for office. Johnson was one of only four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice-President, and President.
After his presidency, Johnson went back to his ranch in Stonewall, Texas. From its initial 250 acres, Johnson extended it to a 2,700-acre working ranch with 400 Hereford cattle. He donated the ranch in his Will to the public to form th Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, with the provision that the ranch “remain a working ranch and not become a sterile relic of the past.”
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