Lynda Robb
American politician
Lynda Robb
Lynda Bird Johnson Robb is the elder of the two daughters of United States President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. She served as First Lady of Virginia from 1982 to 1986 and, before that, as Second Lady of Virginia from 1978 to 1982. She is the second oldest living child of a President, next to John Eisenhower.
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This teacher stopped gunman
CNN - over 3 years
Ex-teacher Linda Robb discusses the steps she took to confront and stop a student gunman back in 2000.
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Daughters of Johnson, Kennedy: March on
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their fathers led the nation in the early years amid the struggle by black America for civil rights — and both Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Caroline Kennedy see much work still to be done.
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Caroline Kennedy returns to poetry for 10th book
Fox News - almost 4 years
Beginning work a few years ago on her latest book, an anthology of poems for young people, Caroline Kennedy found herself looking through one of her mother's scrapbooks. She burst into laughter, she says, as she came across a poem that her brother John, as a youngster, had picked out and copied as a gift to their poetry-loving mom. "Willie with a thirst for gore, Nailed his sister to the door," went the poem, by an unknown author. "Mother said with humor quaint, 'Careful, Willie, don't scratch the paint!'" The poem "brought back memories of our relationship," Kennedy told a bookstore audience this week. "I laughed so hard." But for Kennedy, now 55 and a mother of three grown children, there's a deeper meaning to that irreverent ditty. Poetry was a central part of her home life growing up. She and John regularly copied out and illustrated poems for their mother, Jackie, upon birthdays and Mother's Days. Sometimes, they'd recite them too, "if ...
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Church Plans Lunch, Auction Benefit for Family of Apple Valley Man Lost to Cancer
Apple Valley Patch - over 4 years
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us Bill Gagnon tuned pianos at Twin Cities area schools, residences, businesses and churches since 1985.  Unfortunately, Gagnon will no longer be able to continue his positive day-to-day actions in the community; he passed away on Wednesday, June 13, at age 48, after a three-month battle with stage four colon cancer.  But Hope Church in Apple Valley hopes the community will rally around Gagnon's family and participate in a benefit luncheon and silent auction to support them, scheduled for noon Saturday. In 2010, Gagnon's wife, Leanne, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and is in remission. The couple's younger son has autism, and they have a daughter who is in college. "Bill has impacted so many in our local church body and this community, and we're coming together to support his family in this time of need," said Pastor Mark Opseth in a press release. The church, located at Cedar A ...
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Bill Clinton To Visit McLean to Raise $$$ for Dems - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Webb stopped by Chuck and Lynda Robb's Chain Bridge Road home Tuesday night on behalf of Pam Danner, the Democrat running for the House of Delegates seat now held by Republican Barbara Comstock. Wednesday. Susan Allen, wife of Republican senatorial
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The Bipartisan Policy Center Welcomes John Fortier As Director of its ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
The Democracy Project Advisory Committee includes Raul Fernandez, Don Fierce, former Congresswoman Connie Morella, Janet Murguia, former Senator Don Nickles, Norman Ornstein, General Peter Pace, Lynda Robb and David B. Smith. In 2007, former US Senate
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THE 2006 CAMPAIGN; In Bruising Virginia Senate Fight, Women May Make the Difference
NYTimes - over 10 years
There is, unquestionably, a striking amount of testosterone in the Virginia Senate race between Senator George Allen, football-tossing Republican conservative, and Jim Webb, Democrat, Vietnam veteran and chronicler of the warrior tradition. But the real struggle in this exceedingly tight contest, one of a handful that will determine control of the
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Salinger's Friends Gather, And Manage a Wistful Smile
NYTimes - over 12 years
The grizzled Galahads of Camelot gathered again for one brief, pining moment on Thursday to remember Pierre Salinger as the piano-playing White House press secretary and bon vivant who pioneered the live-television presidential news conference and made the New Frontier ''a lot more fun,'' as Senator Edward M. Kennedy recalled in a tender eulogy.
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - about 24 years
They're coming from all parts of the country and most of the decades of LADY BIRD JOHNSON'S life to wish her a happy 80th birthday in Austin, Tex., this weekend. The festivities get under way Friday evening with a black-tie dinner for 750 in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, at which tributes will be given by Laurance S. Rockefeller, John Gardner
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - over 25 years
The second anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall is being celebrated in Washington, with a two-and-a-half-ton chunk of the wall on display. The celebration got under way last evening, with Senator CHARLES P. ROBB, Democrat of Virginia, and his wife, LYNDA ROBB, a daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, among the guests at the opening of an
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WILDFLOWERS INSPIRE ARMORY PARTY
NYTimes - over 31 years
Outside the Seventh Regiment Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street on Wednesday evening, there was morris dancing, an ancient English ritual traditionally done in the spring to make crops grow and flowers bloom. There was also Mike Wehrmann, who had just gotten Lady Bird Johnson to autograph a large color photograph of the White House inscribed
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Party at LBJ Ranch Marks 75th Birthday
NYTimes - over 33 years
Lady Bird Johnson, the former First Lady, held a barbecue today to honor her late husband, President Lyndon B. Johnson, on what would have been his 75th birthday. Some 450 guests came to the barbecue, including many who served with Mr. Johnson in the Texas Legislature and in Congress, as well as such political aides as George Christian, a press
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lynda Bird Johnson Robb
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 68
    She is the oldest living child of a U.S. President following the death of John Eisenhower on December 21, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details When Lynda Bird Johnson was born, her mother, Lady Bird, had suffered three miscarriages, and her doctor spoke pessimistically of her chances of having more children, so her father, Lyndon suggested that she be named for both her parents. Thus, the name "Lynda Bird."
  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 59
    In 2004, Lynda Bird attended the State funeral of former President Ronald Reagan, on behalf of her mother, Lady Bird Johnson, who was unable to attend because of poor health.
    More Details Hide Details She again represented her mother at the State funeral of former President Gerald Ford, who died December 26, 2006.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 34
    On May 9, 1979, President Jimmy Carter appointed Robb to chair the President's Advisory Committee for Women.
    More Details Hide Details The committee of thirty worked to carry out Carter's mandate to promote equality for women in the cultural, social, economic, and political life of the United States. Lynda Bird Johnson Robb served as Chairman of the Board of Reading is Fundamental (1996-2001), the nation's largest children's literacy organization. She continues to serve the organization as Chairman Emerita. She was a contributing editor to Ladies Home Journal magazine (1969-81). She serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Johnson was educated at the National Cathedral School for Girls, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Washington and Lee University and Norwich University and has been honored with a plethora of civic awards for her public service.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 22
    Lynda Bird Johnson later married U.S. Marine Corps Captain Charles S. Robb in the East Room of the White House in 1967 in a service celebrated by the Right Reverend Gerald Nicholas McAllister.
    More Details Hide Details Her husband served with distinction in Vietnam. Charles Robb later became Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1978-82), making her Second Lady of Virginia. Later, Robb became Governor of Virginia (1982-86), making her First Lady of Virginia. He also served two terms as U.S. Senator from Virginia.
  • 1966
    Age 21
    Lynda Bird was engaged to Bernard Rosenbach before she met the actor George Hamilton, who himself had been engaged to Susan Kohner. In 1966, Johnson and Hamilton began dating.
    More Details Hide Details Because of an increase in Secret Service protection of Presidential relatives resulting from the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Hamilton-Johnson couple were one of the first to be protected by Secret Service agents.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on March 19, 1944.
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