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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY:TEXAS STATE HISTORY ASSOCIATION: TEXAS DAY BY DAY: AUGUST 20-PRESIDENTIAL PARENTS


   
 
 






  Presidential parents wed



On this day in 1907, Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. married Rebekah Baines Johnson,whose father

Samuel E. Johnson Sr. was a prominent cattleman, was born in Buda in 1877 but raised in Gillespie County.




He was first elected to the State Legislature in 1904, succeeding

his future father-in-law Joseph
Wilson Baines.

He and his bride, born in McKinney in 1881, eventually had five children,


including Lyndon Baines Johnson, the thirty-sixth president of the United States.



As a state legislator, Samuel E. Johnson Jr. authored the Alamo Purchase Bill, the Blue Sky Law,


and other important measures.

 

In 1906 he suffered severe financial losses which wiped out his cotton holdings and left him

deeply in debt.



Disappointed in her husband and frustrated by the poverty and isolation of Hill Country farm life,

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON

Mrs. Johnson tried hard to instill her love of education and culture into her five children.


She was especially close to the eldest, Lyndon, and relentlessly coached him

to improve his
indifferent schoolwork and encouraged him to be ambitious and idealistic.




Samuel E. Johnson Jr. died in 1937.    


Rebekah Baines Johnson died in 1958.

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON DIED IN 1973.
     

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON AND FAMILY BURIAL SITES
AT THE LBJ RANCH IN STONEWALL TEXAS



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