Claudia Alta " Lady Bird " Johnson ( née Taylor; December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969 as the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson. She previously served as Second Lady from 1961 to 1963 when her husband was vice president.
Lady Bird Johnson, née Claudia Alta Taylor, (born December 22, 1912, Karnack, Texas, U.S.—died July 11, 2007, Austin, Texas), American first lady (1963–69), the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States, and an environmentalist noted for her emphasis on beautification.
She was honored with the country’s highest civilian award: the Medal of Freedom in 1977, and was given the Congressional Gold Medal in 1988.The widow of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, had...
Mrs. Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor in the East Texas town of Karnack on December 22, 1912. Her father, Thomas Jefferson Taylor, was owner of a general store. Her mother, Minnie Pattillo Taylor, died when Claudia was five years old. Legend has it that a nursemaid said Claudia was "as purty as a lady bird;" the nickname stuck for life.
Who Was Lady Bird Johnson? As first lady, Lady Bird Johnson supported the "war on poverty," the Headstart Program, and worked for the beautification of Washington, D.C. Following the presidency,...
In 1982, Lady Bird Johnson established the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with Helen Hayes. Learn about the Wildflower Center Be Like Lady Bird Today. Be Giving Get news and updates SUBSCRIBE Back To Top Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, United States512-232-0100
Lady Bird Johnson became first lady after the assassination of John Kennedy in 1963. In the following months, newspaper profiles familiarized the public with the politically savvy woman who worked and traveled to promote the administration’s programs, and brought her own less formal style to White House entertaining.
LISTEN: Mrs. Johnson's remarks at the White House Conference on Natural Beauty, 1966. Lady Bird Johnson “ Wherever I go in America, I like it when the land speaks its own language in its own regional accent. — Wildflower Center Board of Directors meeting, May 9, 2003. “ I know that the nature we are concerned with ultimately is human nature.
The dedication plaque for Lady Bird Johnson Grove can be seen about half a mile down the trail. Only 5% of the world's old-growth redwood forest remain - and nearly half of that (40,000 acres) is in Redwood National and State Parks.