Johnson's Mexico visit prompted probe

Johnson's Mexico visit prompted probe

DALLAS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The FBI said in a file regarding former first lady Lady Bird Johnson a probe into security risks in Mexico was conducted before her 1966 visit.
Eartha Kitt dies at 81

Eartha Kitt dies at 81

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Eartha Kitt, the U.S. singer-actress who learned to pick cotton before the age of 8, died in New York with her daughter at her side, her publicist said.

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver went exactly the way Barack Obama wanted it to -- and it was a catastrophe for him and his party.

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Row erupts over LBJ's ranch

STONEWALL, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A debate over the accessibility to the estate of former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson has set the National Park Service in opposition to Johnson's daughters.

Lady Bird's children inherit estate

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The two daughters of Lady Bird Johnson, the widow of former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson, have inherited her entire Texas estate.

Austin to rename Town Lake for Lady Bird

AUSTIN, Texas, July 26 (UPI) -- Officials in Austin, Texas, say they will rename Town Lake "Lady Bird Lake" Thursday in honor of the late Lady Bird Johnson.

Israeli flag burned outside Texas church

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 18 (UPI) -- Officials in Fort Worth, Texas, want to know who set an Israeli flag on fire outside of a Baptist church, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday.

Lady Bird Johnson buried in Texas

STONEWALL, Texas, July 15 (UPI) -- Lady Bird Johnson, who was U.S. first lady from 1963 through 1969, was buried Sunday afternoon in the family cemetery at her Stonewall, Texas, ranch.

Thousands mourn Ladybird Johnson

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- An estimated 2,000 mourners gathered in Austin, Texas, Saturday for the funeral of former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson.

Lady Bird Johnson to be buried in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- Friends and family gathered in Austin, Texas, Saturday to bury Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady and wife of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson, 94, was to have a private burial after a 22-hour public viewing of her coffin which drew tho

Lady Bird made own funeral arrangements

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13 (UPI) -- A family spokeswoman said Lady Bird Johnson played a major role in planning her own funeral and final tributes taking place in her native Texas.

Lady Bird Johnson dies at 94

AUSTIN, Texas, July 11 (UPI) -- Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. first lady and wife of late President Lyndon Baines Johnson, died Wednesday at 94 at her home in Austin, Texas.

Lady Bird Johnson out of hospital

AUSTIN, Texas, June 28 (UPI) -- Lady Bird Johnson, the oldest living U.S. first lady, was discharged from a Texas hospital Thursday.
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Lady Bird Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson introduces her new book "Wildflowers of America", in this June 10, 1987 file photo. Lady Bird Johnson died July 11, 2007 at her home in Austin, Texas. (UPI Photo).

The First Lady photographed in the White House Center Hall before an official dinner May 6, 1968.

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969, having been the wife of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Throughout her life, she was an advocate for beautification of the nation's cities and highways and conservation of natural resources, and made that her major initiative as First Lady. After leaving the White House in 1969 and her husband's death in 1973, Lady Bird became an entrepreneur, creating the $150 million LBJ Holdings Company, and was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honors.

Claudia Alta Taylor was born in Karnack, Texas, a town in Harrison County, near the state's border with Louisiana. Her birthplace was "The Brick House," a former slave plantation mansion on the outskirts of town, which her father had purchased shortly before her birth. Nearly all of both her maternal and paternal forebears had arrived in the Virginia Colony during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Her father was a native of Alabama and primarily of English ancestry with small amounts of Welsh and Danish; her mother was also a native of Alabama and of English and Scottish descent .

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