Lyndon Baines Johnson
Four of Spades
36th President of the United States: 1963–1969
©1995 Tina Mion
Acrylic on birch wood
From the collection of Gerald L. Talansky, Atlanta, GA
LBJ was a rugged, wrinkly Texan who favored western
clothes and Lincoln Continentals. LBJ received the highest percentage
of popular votes in any election — 61 percent — although he
did not receive the highest percentage of electoral votes. He appointed
the first African American to the U.S. Supreme Court (Thurgood Marshall).
Johnson pushed for civil rights and antipoverty measures.
He was criticized for financing an opened-ended war in Vietnam.
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