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First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson

October 20, 1967
Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Despite the fact that Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson believed her chief duty was to help her “husband do his job,” she significantly expanded the role of First Lady. Mrs. Johnson was the first First Lady to have a staff director and press secretary, and she actively pursued her own agenda, including environmental beautification.  LBJ Library photo by Robert Knudsen.

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