Lyndon B. Johnson

Early Life and Family

Who was he named after?

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Stonewall, Texas, to Sam Ealy Johnson Jr. and Rebekah Baines Johnson on August 27, 1908.

Lyndon Johnson was named after W. C. Linden, a family friend and popular attorney. His parents agreed to name their son after the lawyer, but his mother changed the spelling to Lyndon.


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