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Lyndon Baines Johnson in the news

JUNE | 2009

Lady Bird's Legacy
I developed a passion for economics at Sidwell. In 1966, when I was 15, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Andrew Brimmer as the first black governor of the Federal Reserve system. It was my first exposure to the importance of the Fed. [read more...]

The Lowa Independent
Hope blooms in flooded Iowa town
A label placed on each pot featured a quote from Lady Bird Johnson: “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” In the coming days, many Iowa communities impacted by the 2008 floods will commemorate the one-year anniversary with parades, community gatherings and video footage. [read more...]

MAY | 2009

Daily Kos
Where flowers bloom so does hope
I like that quote - I always have. I remember Lady Bird Johnson. I loved her for her respect of nature, and wildflowers. I vividly remember the war we watched on tv, how can anyone my age forget it? Death and destruction brought to us nightly as we ate our supper, our minds digesting the body count as our body digested our dinner. [read more...]