Lyndon Baines “LBJ” Johnson was born August 27, 1908, in central Texas. He graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University-San Marcos).
Johnson successfully campaigned for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1937 where he served six terms before moving on to serve 12 years in the U.S. Senate.
Johnson became the nation’s 37th vice president in 1961. He held that office for less than three years when John F. Kennedy’s assassination thrust him into the presidency.
During his administration, President Johnson promoted his vision of “The Great Society” and tackled issues such as poverty, inequality in education, voting rights and conservation. However, it was the conflict between North and South Vietnam that took center stage both at home and abroad.
- Receive two coins, Philadelphia Mint “P" and Denver Mint “D”
- Both in Brilliant Uncirculated condition