Nation: The New First Lady

"Women have always played a big part in my life," Lyndon Johnson once said. For 29 years, the biggest part has been played by one woman—Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, the new First Lady of the land.

"Lady Bird"* Johnson, 50, is one of the busiest women in the nation's busy capital. She rolls bandages for the Red Cross and pours milk for underprivileged children. She runs her own million-dollar businesses. She entertains everyone from American astronauts to illiterate Pakistani camel drivers—with heaping portions of hominy and homey Texas charm. The Washington newspapers love her: hardly a day goes by without her picture...

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