Lady Bird Johnson

 

 

Age: 94

 

Summary: former first lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969 and widow of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson (d. 1973) who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, who was born Claudia Alta Taylor and received her nickname Lady Bird in infancy from a caretaker nurse who said she was as "pretty as a lady bird", but who was perhaps best known as a determined environmentalist who wanted roadside billboards and junkyards replaced with trees and wildflowers, where she raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to beautify Washington and whose $320 million Highway Beautification Bill passed in 1965 was known as "The Lady Bird Bill", who made speeches and lobbied Congress to win its passage.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke

 

Born: December 12, 1912

 

Died: July 11, 2007

 

Location: Austin, Texas