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The LBJ Library and Museum remembers and honors Lady Bird Johnson

The LBJ Library and Museum remembers and honors Lady Bird Johnson who passed away on July 11, 2007.

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson

All her life, Mrs. Johnson brought beauty to her sprawling family, to the Texas Hill Country she loved, and to the nation that loved her.

She inspired the passage of the Beautification Act of 1965–a bill her husband called a “gift” to his wife–which cemented environmentalism as a top priority in the United States. Married for four decades to one of the most powerful men in the world, Mrs. Johnson juggled extraordinarily demanding jobs as her husband’s closest advisor as he rose from Congressman to Senator to Vice President to President and as mother to daughters Lynda Bird and Luci Baines.

Today, Lady Bird Johnson’s legacy lives on in the millions of blooms planted in the nation’s capital, in the sweeping banks of wildflowers lining U.S. highways, and in the charm of Austin’s revitalized Lady Bird Lake. An equally lasting legacy is her extraordinary family—Lynda Johnson Robb and her husband Charles; Luci Baines Johnson and her husband Ian Turpin; six granddaughters and one grandson; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson received degrees in history and journalism from The University of Texas and was an ardent supporter of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, located next to the Library and Museum.

To learn more about Mrs. Johnson’s life and contributions, please go to www.ladybirdjohnsontribute.org