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Lyndon Baines Johnson    1908-1973

 

36th President of the United States    1963-1969


 

 

 

Description: Lyndon B. Johnson

taking the oath of office on Air Force One

following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas.

 

Left to right: Mac Kilduff (holding dictating machine),

Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Jack Valenti,

Congressman Albert Thomas, Marie Fehmer (behind Thomas),

Lady Bird Johnson, Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry,

President Lyndon B. Johnson,

Evelyn Lincoln (eyeglasses only visible above LBJ's shoulder),

Congressman Homer Thornberry (in shadow, partially obscured by LBJ),

Roy Kellerman (partially obscured by Thornberry),

Lem Johns (partially obscured by Mrs. Kennedy),

Jacqueline Kennedy, Pamela Tunure (behind Brooks),

Congressman Jack Brooks, Bill Moyers (mostly obscured by Brooks)

 

Date: November 22, 1963

 

Author: Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office (WHPO)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lyndon_B._Johnson_taking_the_oath_of_office%2C_November_1963.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson

Source

http://photolab.lbjlib.utexas.edu/detail.asp?id=18319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil Stoughton/The White House


Mr. Valenti, left rear,

watched as Lyndon B. Johnson

took the presidential oath of office

aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Tex.,

just two hours after John F. Kennedy was shot.

 

Jack Valenti, 85, Dies; Confidant of a President and Stars        NYT        27.4.2007

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/27/movies/27valenti.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 President Lyndon Johnson with Robert McNamara, right,

and Dean Rusk in 1967.

 

Credit Hulton Archive/Getty Images

 

VIETNAM '67

A Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

Robert K. Brigham        NYT        JUNE 16, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/opinion/a-lost-chance-for-peace-in-vietnam.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyndon Baines Johnson    1908-1973

 

36th President of the United States    1963-1969

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/lyndon-b-johnson

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/
world/asia/vietnam-war-nuclear-weapons.html

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/11/
592301682/the-night-in-1968-when-a-nation-watched-an-american-presidency-crumble

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/31/
579821758/lbj-shares-the-spotlight-finally-in-building-the-great-society

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/
opinion/korea-spy-ship-pueblo.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/06/
542487124/president-johnson-s-crime-commission-report-50-years-later

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/20/
544735978/racial-issues-have-often-been-a-test-for-u-s-presidents-with-conflicted-feelings

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/
opinion/lyndon-johnson-vietnam-war.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/
opinion/lyndon-johnsons-vietnam.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/08/us/
politics/richard-boone-johnson-aide-on-poverty-dies-at-86.html

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/
100000002714476/legacy-of-lbj.html

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/
business/50-years-later-war-on-poverty-is-a-mixed-bag.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/
books/lady-bird-johnson-an-oral-history-by-michael-l-gillette.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/
books/review/the-passage-of-power-robert-caros-new-lbj-book.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/us/politics/19shriver.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/education/07sugarman.html

http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive/speech_325.html

 

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/lbj1964stateoftheunion.htm

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/weekinreview/23baker.html

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2009/08/23/weekinreview/23baker-ready-2.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Korea's capture of the USS Pueblo        Jan. 23, 1968

 

 

Near the end

of Lyndon Johnsonís

presidency,

North Korea undertook

an extraordinary gamble

against the United States,

attacking and capturing

a Navy spy ship, the Pueblo.

 

Six gunboats and two jets

pounced on the Pueblo

off North Koreaís

rugged eastern coast

as it tried to pinpoint radar

and other military installations.

 

One American sailor died

in the Jan. 23, 1968, attack;

82 others were imprisoned.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/
opinion/korea-spy-ship-pueblo.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/
opinion/korea-spy-ship-pueblo.html

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/23/
580076540/looking-at-the-saga-of-the-uss-pueblo-50-years-later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operation "Rolling Thunder" Begins        March 2, 1965

 

Johnson approves

Rolling Thunder in February,

believing that a program

of limited bombing in North Vietnam

will deter support for Vietcong.

 

Rolling Thunder

continues for three years

and eight months,

involving 305,380 raids

and 634,000 tons of bombs.

 

Results include:

818 pilots killed

and hundreds more captured;

182,000 civilians killed

in North Vietnam.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/thesixties/timeline/timeline_text.html

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/opb/thesixties/timeline/timeline_text.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voting Rights Act    6 August 1965

 

 

Marches from Selma to Montgomery > "Bloody Sunday"    7 March 1965

 

 

Civil Rights Act    2 July 1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution        August 5, 1964

 

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution,

also called Tonkin Gulf Resolution,

resolution put before the U.S. Congress

by President Lyndon Johnson

on Aug. 5, 1964,

assertedly in reaction

to two allegedly unprovoked attacks

by North Vietnamese torpedo boats

on the destroyers Maddox

and C. Turner Joy

of the U.S. Seventh Fleet

in the Gulf of Tonkin

on August 2 and August 4,

respectively.

 

Its stated purpose

was to approve and support

the determination of the president,

as commander in chief,

in taking all necessary measures

to repel any armed attack

against the forces of the United States

and to prevent further aggression.

 

It also declared that the maintenance

of international peace and security

in Southeast Asia was vital

to American interests

and to world peace.

 

Both houses of Congress

passed the resolution on August 7,

the House of Representatives

by 414 votes to nil,

and the Senate by a vote of 88 to 2.

 

The resolution served

as the principal

constitutional authorization

for the subsequent vast escalation

of the United Statesí

military involvement

in the Vietnam War.

 

Several years later,

as the American public

became increasingly

disillusioned

with the Vietnam War,

many congressmen

came to see the resolution

as giving the president

a blanket power to wage war,

and the resolution was repealed

in 1970.

 

In 1995 Vo Nguyen Giap,

who had been North Vietnamís

military commander

during the Vietnam War,

acknowledged the August 2 attack

on the Maddox

but denied that the Vietnamese

had launched another attack on August 4,

as the Johnson administration

had claimed at the time.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/249172/Gulf-of-Tonkin-Resolution

 

 

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/249172/Gulf-of-Tonkin-Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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