Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 20 (XX), 2/20/1981-2/21/1981, by Michael L. Gillette


Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 20 (XX), 2/20/1981-2/21/1981, by Michael L. Gillette

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LBJ's 1946 campaign and schedule of campaign activities; Gene Autry campaigning with LBJ; criticism after LBJ shook hands with African-American constituents; Wooldridge Park gatherings for food and political speech-making; the women's division of the campaign; Jane McCallum's support; "I Remember Johnny" story of LBJ helping a woman locate her soldier son during World War II; calling people and driving people to vote; LBJ's relationship with Dan Moody; Wesley West's ranch; Johnson City parade that LBJ led on horseback with Lynda; Henry Wallace; LBJ's hospitalization for a bronchial infection; Aunt Effie Pattillo's worsening health; Sam Rayburn becoming minority leader; Stuart Symington and Paul Porter; KTBC's success; Stuart Long; LBJ aging; where the Johnsons went to relax, including Brackettville, Texas; Bess Beeman and other women who worked to support LBJ; Aunt Effie Pattillo's death; the Johnsons' home at 30th Place in Washington, D.C.; dancing at the Shoreham Blue Room; Lady Bird Johnson's role at KTBC; attending the State of the Union Message; 1947 legislative issues; Aunt Effie's estate; President Truman sending Herbert Hoover to Europe to study food and fuel shortages; Mrs. Johnson's pregnancy; the backyard and garden at the 30th Place house; LBJ's golf game; President Truman's containment policy; LBJ's opinion of communism; Johnson employees, including Patsy White, Zephyr Wright and Glynn Stegall; LBJ's prank on Glynn Stegall; Walter Jenkins; the Taft-Hartley Act; LBJ's votes that were unpopular with constituents; decorator Genevieve Hendricks; Doughty birds given to the Johnsons by the Wests; dinner guests and Mrs. Johnson's thrifty nature; LBJ's gift-giving; LBJ's taste in clothes for women; planning for a trip after Luci's birth.


Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007


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Lady Bird Johnson


Michael L. Gillette

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1981-02-20; 1981-02-21

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Post-Presidential (Jan. 21, 1969-)