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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973), frequently referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States. He ascended to that position as the Vice President under John F. Kennedy upon his assassination. A Texas Democrat, LBJ served in the Senate from 1949 until his election as Vice President in 1961. He spent six years as the Senate Majority Leader. He presided over the so-called Great Society and the undeclared Vietnam War.



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