Johnson, Lady Bird


1965 TLS as First Lady to Mrs. Henry Fowler, proposing Virginia “safari” with Cabinet wives!


Autograph ID: 3965
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1912-2007, b. Claudia Alta Taylor) M. Lyndon B. Johnson 1934-73, First Lady of the US 1963-69. Advocate for beautification of the nation's cities and highways and conservation of natural resources. After leaving the White House and her husband's death in 1973, she became an entrepreneur, creating the $150 million LBJ Holdings Company. recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honors.

TLS as First Lady on 9 ½ x 6 ¼ blue-imprinted "The White House"/ Washington letterhead with white-embossed presidential seal, 2pp (2 sheets), to Trudye (Mrs. Henry H.) Fowler, wife of LBJ’s 1965-68 Treasury Secretary. As Mrs. Johnson has been asked to present an award to Roger Stevens on May 11 at the Barter Theater, Abingdon, Virginia, she proposes Mrs. Fowler and the Cabinet wives join her for an overnight “safari”. Along with seeing “Julius Caesar” at Barter Theater, they would lunch at Monticello in Charlottesville and go back via the Blue Ridge Parkway. She warns it will be a long trip going by chartered Trailways bus part of the way. She hopes Trudye will come if not inconvenient, and she should contact aide Bess Abell to confirm. This May 11 trip is beautifully described in her 1970 memoir, “A White House Diary”, pps 270-273. Of all the Cabinet wives, only Mrs. Dean Rusk was unable to attend.”
Type: Letter

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