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McNamara, Robert Strange, 1916-2009
Biddle, Livingston, 1918-
Bundy, McGeorge, 1919-1996
Carpenter, Liz, 1920-
Clark, Edward, 1906-1992
Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993
Deason, Willard, 1905-1997
Graham, Billy, 1918-
- Biographical information; Marshall High School in the 1920s; Lady Bird Johnson's brothers, Tommy and Tony Taylor, and her father, Thomas Jefferson Taylor; Hughes' contact with Lady Bird Johnson after the 1920s; items in the Harrison County
- . Or maybe you did. Have you heard people mention her mother or the kind of
woman that she was?
Yes. A very good friend of mine from Hallsville taught down at the Baldwin School when
Lady Bird was just a child. This girl lived--too bad she's dead now
- --oh, maybe 15 years ago at
That was it.
Galveston at a function which both he and Lady Bird attended and we just
went through the receiving line.
I think I remember that as we (my wife
and I) came by and he saw me, he said to Lady Bird, "There's
- of things?
My memory goes back to when he was in his vice-presidential years, when I went to work
for him. But at that time there was a little house in Johnson City, his boyhood home, and
already he and Lady Bird were trying to fix it up because
- was his cook.
He said, "You all know Zephyr. Lady Bird and Zephyr and I were driving from
the Ranch back to Washington last August. We passed through some Oklahoma town and
Lady Bird said, 'Lyndon, would you mind stopping at the next gas station? I would
- How Clark met LBJ; how Governor James Allred helped LBJ run for Congress in 1937; campaign costs in 1937; LBJ's support for FDR; fundraising for LBJ; LBJ's relationship with Brown and Root; W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel's victory over LBJ in 1941; Lady
The best thing he ever did for himself was marrying Lady Bird. He married up.
The Johnsons were lower middle class, damn low middle class; the Taylors, upper, upper
middle class. Captain Thomas Jefferson Taylor, Lady Bird's father, he was somebody
Graham -- Special Interview -- 8
But I also saw him on occasion get quite upset. I remember one time when he had
left office, I was visiting with him and Lady Bird, and he had sold his stations
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Biddle -- Special Interview -- 15
And of course, Lady Bird herself was always interested in this area, but more in the
- . And he said that ever thereafter when he saw Johnson, it would be
"Goodman," or "Goatman," or anything that was wrong.
Have you run into the great habit that Lady Bird had, when she discovered that you had
been sent to left field
them with me.
I didn't know this.
And he said, "You talk to Senator [Alvin] Wirtz. You talk to Lady Bird. You talk to this
one and that one, and then you make up your mind which position you want to file me
Because you were
- . But I brought her back to
Austin right after World War II to what had been my home for seven or eight years and
went to work in the radio business as a salesman for KTBC, Lyndon and Lady Bird's
Did your wife have a hard time adjusting