She was born Claudia Alta Taylor in Karnack, Texas. She got the nickname "Lady Bird" as a small child and married Lyndon B. Johnson in 1934.
In the 1950's, Mr. Johnson became US Senate Majority Leader and one of the most powerful men in Washington. In 1960, he became VP Johnson under President Kennedy.
Many of us remember that incredible picture of LBJ assuming the presidency on Air Force One. He was sworn next to Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Johnson. It was one of the most incredible pictures of the last 50 years!