The Presidency: Greyer, Graver-- and Growing

Quietly, with none of the ten-gallon flamboyance that has marked many lesser occasions in his life, Lyndon Johnson turned 57 last week.

The past year has left its imprint on the features and the temperament of the President. The crevices in cheeks and brow are more deeply graven; his hair is markedly greyer. Johnson's demeanor—in public, at least—has become noticeably more restrained, more responsive to the image of his office. Yet, an erect 6 ft. 3 in., he still exudes irrepressibly the hill-countryman's crackling vitality; his pace is still hell-for-leather, his self-confidence as massive as ever. When asked by an aide...

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