Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lyndon Johnson Dies

On this day in 1973, only about a month after the passing of Harry Truman, and only two days after the second inauguration of Richard Nixon, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, died suddenly at his ranch in central Texas.

A very young LBJ is pictured here.

A much older LBJ is pictured here -- the year before his death, and sporting a hairstyle not usually associated with the '60s president.

"He could take a bite out of you bigger than a T-bone steak and the very next day he would put his arms around you like a long-lost brother." -- Hubert Humphrey

"He is a master of the art of the possible in politics." -- Adlai Stevenson

"You know when I first thought I might have a chance? When I realized that you could go into any bar in the country and insult Lyndon Johnson and nobody would punch you in the nose." -- Eugene McCarthy

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