Lyndon Johnson
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1908
Date of Death: 1973
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Religion: Disciples of Christ
Occupation: Educator, Rancher, Politician
Spouse: Claudia "Lady Bird" Taylor
Children: Lynda, Luci
Military Branch: United States Navy (World War II)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Representative from Texas,
United States Senator from Texas,
Vice President of the United States,
President of the United States
Fictional Appearances:

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as Landslide Lyndon or LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). After serving a 22 year career in the U.S. Congress, Johnson became the 37th Vice President, and in 1963, he succeeded to the presidency following President John F. Kennedy's assassination. He was elected in his own right in 1964, defeating Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in a lopsided victory.

Johnson's presidency saw the enactment of the "Great Society" legislation domestically, which sought to expand the social safety net, protect civil rights, and end poverty. However, his escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War coupled with domestic unrest and a soaring crime rate ate away at his popularity. In 1968, he was challenged for the Democratic nomination by Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota. In the New Hampshire primary, McCarthy carried 42% of the vote to Johnson's 49%, a strong showing given Johnson's status as the incumbent. The race was joined by Robert Kennedy. When polling data suggested that Johnson was trailing in Wisconsin, he announced on March 31, 1968 that he would not seek nor accept the nomination.

Johnson died on January 22, 1973, which was four years and two days after he left office.

Lyndon Johnson in "Before the Beginning"[]

"Before the Beginning"
Set in the Future
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Lyndon Johnson was a notorious womanizer. His sexual escapades became pornography after the invention of the time-viewer.[1]

Lyndon Johnson in "The Fillmore Shoggoth"[]

Shared Universe Story
Cthulhu Mythos Stories
Appearance: "The Fillmore Shoggoth"
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references

The portentous speech.

Lyndon Johnson's decision not to seek re-nomination was among many "portents" in the Spring of 1968. Another such portent was an iceberg that had broken from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf in 1966 and floated north to the coast of San Francisco in May 1968.

While Johnson ordered the military to stand at the ready, the iceberg landed and a swarm of shoggoths attacked San Francisco.

Lyndon Johnson in "A Massachusetts Yankee in King Arthur's Court"[]

"A Massachusetts Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary/pre-natal reference

Upon discovering that he'd been transported back in time, John F. Kennedy was horrified to realize that Vice President Lyndon Johnson would become President in his absence.

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  1. Futureshocks, p. 93.