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Jul 14, 2011
LBJ, ca. 1927.

LBJ, ca. 1927.

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Aug 09, 2011
Ñ LBJ: Master Negotiator. He could descend on his target at any place or time, and then proceed to talk/intimidate/annoy/cajole them into agreeance. This could take 4 minutes, or 4 hours. An important part of this was smashing the target’s personal space. It was uncomfortable, it worked, it came to be known as “The Johnson Treatment.”

LBJ: Master Negotiator. He could descend on his target at any place or time, and then proceed to talk/intimidate/annoy/cajole them into agreeance. This could take 4 minutes, or 4 hours. An important part of this was smashing the target’s personal space. It was uncomfortable, it worked, it came to be known as “The Johnson Treatment.”

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Aug 20, 2011
Ñ Senate leaders at the opening of the 1956 session.

Senate leaders at the opening of the 1956 session.

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Aug 21, 2011
Ñ A childhood letter to LBJ from NBC’s Brian Williams (In my opinion, it’s Brian Williams’ NBC) might make for the single most adorable internet post of all time. The “Do they do this each day?” refers to this enclosed photo.

A childhood letter to LBJ from NBC’s Brian Williams (In my opinion, it’s Brian Williams’ NBC) might make for the single most adorable internet post of all time. The “Do they do this each day?” refers to this enclosed photo.

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Aug 21, 2011
When the Brian Williams’ LBJ Letter says “Do they do this each day?”, it refers to this photo, which accompanied.

When the Brian Williams’ LBJ Letter says “Do they do this each day?”, it refers to this photo, which accompanied.

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Aug 27, 2011
Ñ HEY EVERYBODY IT IS LBJ’S BIRTHDAY

HEY EVERYBODY IT IS LBJ’S BIRTHDAY

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Aug 27, 2011
todaysdocument:

Welcome to Lyndon Johnson’s birthday pool party. 
 This comes to us via another great National Archives blog called “Our Presidents”

Here’s how he spent his birthday in 1968 - in the swimming pool with his dog, Yuki, and grandson, Patrick Lyndon Nugent. August 27, 1968.
Learn more about the life and times of our 36th president here.



“Popcorn, hot dog buns, and hamburger patties 
All the food you need to feed the many hungry 
Millions of people want in to my party
But it’s invite only 
And you’re on the list baby” 
-The Aquabats, “Pool Party”

todaysdocument:

Welcome to Lyndon Johnson’s birthday pool party. 

This comes to us via another great National Archives blog called “Our Presidents

Here’s how he spent his birthday in 1968 - in the swimming pool with his dog, Yuki, and grandson, Patrick Lyndon Nugent. August 27, 1968.

Learn more about the life and times of our 36th president here.

“Popcorn, hot dog buns, and hamburger patties
All the food you need to feed the many hungry
Millions of people want in to my party
But it’s invite only
And you’re on the list baby”
-The Aquabats, “Pool Party”
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Aug 27, 2011
Ñ This is an appropriate level of party.

This is an appropriate level of party.

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Aug 27, 2011
Ñ 1928 Southwest Texas State Teachers College Debate Team, an entirely other level of party.

1928 Southwest Texas State Teachers College Debate Team, an entirely other level of party.

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Ñ Much like a boss, LBJ with students.

Much like a boss, LBJ with students.

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