Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 5 (V), 4/1/191978, by Michael L. Gillette

Title:

Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 5 (V), 4/1/191978, by Michael L. Gillette

Number of Pages:

35

Description:

The Johnson family's home in San Marcos; what Lady Bird Johnson thought of LBJ's early career prospects; LBJ's response to a job offer from Charles Marsh; LBJ's ability to remember names; Mrs. Johnson's reluctance to marry LBJ; the weeks leading up to the Johnsons' wedding; LBJ's visit to Mrs. Johnson's Karnack home; Aunt Effie Pattillo's interest in Mrs. Johnson's impending marriage; arrangements for the wedding; the Johnsons' engagement and an engagement ring they chose; the wedding and dinner after the ceremony; the Johnsons' honeymoon trip to Mexico; how LBJ's family received Mrs. Johnson; staying in Corpus Christi before moving to Washington, D.C.; LBJ meeting Aunt Effie; choosing silver; wedding gifts; the Johnsons' early financial status and budgeting; the Johnsons' first apartment; LBJ being chosen to head the National Youth Administration (NYA) in Texas; LBJ's relationship with Congressman Richard Kleberg; early married life; snow in Washington, D.C.; Maury and Terrell Maverick; Bill White; Welly Hopkins; LBJ's Uncle George Desha Johnson; LBJ's romantic relationships before Mrs. Johnson; Mrs. Johnson's opinion of Washington, D.C.

Contributor:

Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007

Collection:

LBJ Library Oral Histories

Collection Description:

Go to List of Holdings

Series:

Transcripts of LBJ Library Oral Histories

Rights:

Possibly copyright restricted: see deed at end of transcript for details

Interviewee:

Lady Bird Johnson

Interviewer(s):

Michael L. Gillette

Specific Item Type:

Oral history

Type:

Text

Format:

Paper

Identifier:

oh-ctj-19780401-5-11-13

Date:

1978-04-01

Time Period:

Post-Presidential (Jan. 21, 1969-)