Lyndon B Johnson

Lyndon B (Baines) Johnson was the 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. After finishing Kennedy's term, Johnson was elected to one term as President in 1964. He also served in the House of Representatives and Senate, (including a stint as Senate Majority Leader during the Eisenhower administration).

Speech Relevance[edit]

Though never mentioned by name, Johnson plays a prominent role in 'A Time For Choosing' due to the fact the speech was given in support of Johnson's Republican rival, Barry Goldwater. Reagan took to the airwaves attacking the programs Johnson wished to pursue as President falling under the umbrella title of the Great Society. He would further attack the Great Society by name in 1966 with his 'The Myth of the Great Society' speech.

Subsequent Research[edit]

It is worth noting that Johnson had connections to several people mentioned in 'A Time For Choosing' such as Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker. Both were highly corrupt and spent time in jail for their crimes. The more fringe information online ties Johnson (through Baker) to the assassination of President Kennedy.

Also, the website biography of Walter Reuther claims Reuther met with Johnson on a weekly basis in 1964 and 1965.

Source Links[edit]

Lyndon B. Johnson (Wikipedia)