Lyndon B. Johnson

Early Career

Why did he leave teaching?

He left teaching because of a political opportunity. He became secretary to Democrat Richard M. Kleberg Sr., who served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Johnson worked as Kleberg’s secretary from 1931 to 1934. While in this position, he was elected speaker of the “Little Congress,” a name given to a group of congressional aides. He made many political connections in this group.


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