Friday, November 22, 2013

Fifty Years Ago Today, on November 22, 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson Became President of the United States

On the afternoon of November 22, 1963,  Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat) became President of the United States, a constitutional necessity in the wake of John F. Kennedy's murder in Dallas, Texas.

Lyndon Baines Johnson served out the remaining 1 year and 50-plus days of Kennedy's term.  In November 1964, LBJ won a landslide victory over Republican Barry Goldwater, and as such, served another four years after Kennedy's term ended on January 20, 1965.  

LBJ's elected term as President ran from January 20, 1969 to January 20, 1969.  

Above: In this iconic photo, LBJ takes the oath of office aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Jackie Kennedy, JFK's widow, stands to the left of LBJ. Lady Bird Johnson, the new First Lady, stands near LBJ's right arm and upright hand.

Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), 36th American President
Dates in Office: November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969 

Above: President Lyndon Baines Johnson

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