Lyndon B. Johnson Trivia Questions and Answers
Who was the 36th President of the United States?
A: Lyndon B. Johnson
During what period was Johnson President?
A: November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969
Who were his Vice Presidents?
A: None (1963–1965), Hubert Humphrey (1965–1969)
Who preceded Johnson as President of the U.S.?
A: John F. Kennedy.
Who succeeded President Kennedy as U.S. President?
A: Richard Nixon.
On what date was Lyndon Johnson born?
A: August 27, 1908.
Where was he born?
A: In Stonewall, Texas, in a small farmhouse on the Pedernales River.
What was Lyndon’s birth name?
A: Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Lyndon was the oldest of how many children?
Who was Lyndon’s father?
A: Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr.
Who was his mother?
A: Rebekah Baines.
What was Lyndon’s brother’s name?
A: Sam Houston Johnson’
What were the names of his three sisters?
A: Rebekah, Josefa, and Lucia.
What was Johnson's favorite Bible verse?
A: From the King James Version of Isaiah 1:18. "Come now, and let us reason together...
In school, Johnson was elected president of his what?
A: 11th-grade class.
Johnson graduated from what high school?
A: Johnson City High School in 1924.
At age 15, Johnson was the what?
A: The youngest member of his class.
In 1926, where did Johnson enroll?
A: In Southwest Texas State Teachers' College (now Texas State University).
What did Johnson do after teaching in Houston?
A: Johnson entered politics; in 1930, he campaigned for Texas State Senator Welly Hopkins in his run for Congress.
Hopkins recommended him to Congressman Richard M. Kleberg,
who made Johnson what?
A: His legislative secretary.
What did Johnson do after attending Georgetown University
Law Center for several months?
A: He married Claudia Alta Taylor, also known as "Lady Bird", of Karnack, Texas on November 17, 1934.
What are the names of their two daughters?
A: Lynda Bird, born in 1944, and Luci Baines, born in 1947.
In 1935, he was appointed head of the what?
A: Texas National Youth Administration.
That enabled him to use the government to create what?
A: Education and job opportunities for young people.
He resigned two years later to run for what?
Johnson served in the House from April 10,
1937, to when?
A: January 3, 1949.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt found Johnson to be a
A: Ally and conduit for information, particularly with regard to issues concerning internal politics in Texas.
Johnson was appointed to what committee?
A: The Naval Affairs Committee.
After America entered World War II in December
Johnson, still in Congress, became a commissioned officer in the what?
A: Naval Reserve.
Johnson then asked Undersecretary of the Navy James
Forrestal for a what?
A: Combat assignment.
What was he was sent to do instead?
A: To inspect the shipyard facilities in Texas and on the West Coast.
In the 1948
elections, Johnson again ran for the Senate and
A: He won.
Johnson was known among his colleagues for his highly
successful "courtships" of whom?
A: Older senators, especially Senator Richard Russell, Democrat from Georgia, the leader of the Conservative coalition and arguably the most powerful man in the Senate.
Johnson used his political influence in the Senate to do
A: To receive broadcast licenses from the Federal Communications Commission in his wife's name.
After the 1950 general elections, Johnson was chosen as
A: Senate Majority Whip in 1951 under the new Majority Leader, Ernest McFarland of Arizona.
In January 1953, Johnson was chosen by his fellow Democrats
to be the what?
A: The minority leader, becoming the most junior Senator ever elected to this position.
A 60-cigarette-per-day smoker, when did Johnson suffer a
near-fatal heart attack?
A: On July 2, 1955.
He abruptly gave up what as a result?
He did not resume the habit until he what?
A: Left the White House on January 20, 1969.