Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 26 (XXVI), 1/9/1982-1/10/1982, by Michael L. Gillette


Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 26 (XXVI), 1/9/1982-1/10/1982, by Michael L. Gillette

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Carpooling with Lynda to Ben Murch Elementary School in Washington, D.C.; Lynda and Luci's physical appearances; organizing the Texas ladies' luncheon in Washington, D.C.; socializing with other members of the Texas delegation; Doris Fleeson; Lady Bird Johnson's niece Diana Taylor's visit to Washington, D.C.; the Senate Dining Room; LBJ's favorite places to eat; Lady Bird Johnson's household duties; canasta parties and spring activities in Washington, D.C.; plants in the Johnsons' backyard; Joseph Davies' home, Tregaron; Vice President Alben Barkley; Speaker Sam Rayburn hosting evenings in his home; socializing with Senate friends, such as Lister Hill and Millard Tydings; LBJ's business dealings with Mrs. Johnson's father; attending the theater; socializing with staff, including the Clark Cliffords; the health of LBJ's family in 1950; LBJ's work on a natural gas bill; LBJ's interest in post-World War II rubber and tin industries; North Korea invading South Korea; Frank Stanton; childhood friends of Luci and Lynda who regularly attended their parties; LBJ's appointment to a Senate Preparedness Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee; Don Cook of the Securities Exchange Commission; a barbeque hosted by Senator Bob Kerr where no alcohol was served; LBJ's Aunt Lucy and her death; Mrs. Johnson's 1950 miscarriage; Mrs. Johnson's household and radio station work in Austin in 1950; Patsy White's departure and hiring Gene and Helen Williams; the Williams' job duties; LBJ's opinion of the conflict in Korea; LBJ's work to cut wasteful spending; press attention for his subcommittee work.


Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007


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Lady Bird Johnson


Michael L. Gillette

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oh-ctj-19820109; 19820110-26-11-34


1982-01-09; 1982-01-10

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Post-Presidential (Jan. 21, 1969-)