1968
1968
Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines, 1968
Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines, 1968
Former President Johnson meeting with civil rights leaders Barbara Jordan and Vernon Jordan, 1972
Babysitting Lyn Nugent, 1967
Babysitting Lyn Nugent, 1967

"LBJ left exactly as he would have wished—with absolutely no advance notice to the press."
Johnson died at his ranch at 3:39 p.m. on January 22, 1973, at age 64 after suffering a massive heart attack.

"LBJ left exactly as he would have wished—with absolutely no advance notice to the press."

Johnson died at his ranch at 3:39 p.m. on January 22, 1973, at age 64 after suffering a massive heart attack.

December 1972
December 1972
Former President Lyndon Johnson (and his dog, Yuki) during his last interview, January 1973

"On Inauguration Day, Johnson saw Nixon sworn in, then got on the plane to fly back to Texas. When the front door of the plane closed, Johnson pulled out a cigarette—his first cigarette he had smoked since his heart attack in 1955. One of his daughters pulled it out of his mouth and said, ‘Daddy, what are you doing? You’re going to kill yourself.’ He took it back and said, ‘I’ve now raised you girls. I’ve now been President. Now it’s my time!’"

"On Inauguration Day, Johnson saw Nixon sworn in, then got on the plane to fly back to Texas. When the front door of the plane closed, Johnson pulled out a cigarette—his first cigarette he had smoked since his heart attack in 1955. One of his daughters pulled it out of his mouth and said, ‘Daddy, what are you doing? You’re going to kill yourself.’ He took it back and said, ‘I’ve now raised you girls. I’ve now been President. Now it’s my time!’"

Lynda Bird, Luci Baines, Lyndon Baines, and Lady Bird Johnson
Lynda Bird, Luci Baines, Lyndon Baines, and Lady Bird Johnson
President Johnson meeting his grandson, Patrick Lyndon Nugent, for the first time, 1967