Johnson, Lyndon Baines, CDR

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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary NEC
120X-General Unrestricted Line Officer - No Warfare Specialty
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1964, 110X, HQs - Chief Naval Reserve Force
Service Years
1940 - 1964
Commander
Commander

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1908
 
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Home Town
Stonewall, TX
Last Address
Johnson City, TX

Date of Passing
Jan 22, 1973
 
Location of Interment
Johnson Family Cemetery - Stonewall, Texas
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Family Plot

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Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)CNO - OPNAVUS Navy
  1940-1941, 110X, HQs - Chief Naval Reserve Force
  1941-1942, 110X, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1942, 110X, Naval Support Force Pacific (NSFP)
  1942-1964, 110X, HQs - Chief Naval Reserve Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
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Southwest Texas State UniversityGeorgetown University
  1927-1930, Southwest Texas State University
  1934-1934, Georgetown University
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  Presidential Biography1
  Apr 20, 2013, General Photos3
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PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON

 Often referred to as LBJ, he was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969), a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States (1961–1963). He is one of only four peoplewho served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President, and President. Johnson, a Democrat from Texas, served as a United States Representative from 1937–1949 and as a Senator from 1949–1961, including six years as United States Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader and two as Senate Majority Whip. After campaigning unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 1960, Johnson was asked by John F. Kennedy to be his running mate for the 1960 presidential election.

Johnson succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, completed Kennedy's term and was elected President in his own right, winning by a large margin over Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election. Johnson was greatly supported by the Democratic Party and as President, he was responsible for designing the "Great Society" legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection, aid to education, and his "War on Poverty." Johnson was renowned for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment," his coercion of powerful politicians in order to advance legislation.

Meanwhile, Johnson escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War, from 16,000 American advisors/soldiers in 1963 to 550,000 combat troops in early 1968, as American casualties soared and the peace process bogged down. The involvement stimulated a large angry antiwar movement based especially on university campuses in the U.S. and abroad. Summer riots broke out in most major cities after 1965, and crime rates soared, as his opponents raised demands for "law and order" policies. The Democratic Party split in multiple feuding factions, and after Johnson did poorly in the 1968 New Hampshire primary, he ended his bid for reelection. Republican Richard Nixon was elected to succeed him. Historians argue that Johnson's presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism in the United States after the New Deal era. Johnson is ranked favorably by some historians because of his domestic policies.

   
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PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON'S MILITARY SERVICE

On June 21, 1940, Lyndon Johnson was appointed Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve (USNR). Reporting for active duty on December 10, 1941, three days after Pearl Harbor, he was ordered to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, D. C., for instruction. He began working on production and manpower problems that were slowing the production of ships and planes, and he traveled in Texas, California, and Washington, assessing labor needs in war production plants. In May 1942, he proceeded to Headquarters, Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, California, for inspection duty in the Pacific. Stationed in New Zealand and Australia, he participated as an observer on a number of bomber missions in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Army Silver Star Medal by General Douglas MacArthur. 
In addition to the Army Silver Star Medal, Commander Johnson has the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

On July 16, 1942, Johnson was released from active duty under honorable conditions. (President Roosevelt had ruled that national legislators might not serve in the armed forces). On October 19, 1949, he was promoted to Commander, USNR, his date of rank, June 1, 1948. His resignation from the Naval Reserve was accepted by the Secretary of the Navy, effective January 18, 1964.

   
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