Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 33 (XXXIII), 9/4/191983, by Michael L. Gillette

Title:

Oral history transcript, Lady Bird Johnson, interview 33 (XXXIII), 9/4/191983, by Michael L. Gillette

Number of Pages:

27

Description:

Activities and volunteer work in the spring of 1953; dinner parties and socializing with Washington, D.C. friends; a party the Johnsons threw at the Carlton Hotel; Mamie Eisenhower; LBJ's political career in 1953; the early stages of public television; attending the Kentucky Derby; Carl Estes and Longview, Texas; a Senate ladies trip to Delaware and Winterthur; funerals for Wesley West's mother and Mary Rather's brother and sister-in-law; Mary Rather as a member of LBJ's staff; Senator Harry Byrd's annual May Sunday lunch; LBJ's relationship with Harry Byrd; visits from the Federated Women's Club and Texas high school classes; drought and water management in Texas; Luci and Lynda's involvement with Girl Scouts and school friends; Luci's governess; LBJ's support for working women and daycare facilities; LBJ's smoking and stress; Gene Autry at the 1953 Texas State Society barbeque; a British Embassy celebration of the coronation of Elizabeth II; seeing the Trumans in his post-presidency; Wright Patman; hosting Sid Richardson for dinner and socializing with Philip and Katharine Graham, among others; the possibility that Allan Shivers would run against LBJ in 1954; attending events with John Foster Dulles and Ezra Taft Benson; first seeing television and, later, color television; Sam Houston Johnson and alcoholism.

Contributor:

Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007

Collection:

LBJ Library Oral Histories

Collection Description:

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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-19830904-33-11-41

Date:

1983-09-04

Time Period:

Post-Presidential (Jan. 21, 1969-)