The Presidency: Return of TheNative


When Lyndon Baines Johnson enters the voting booth this week at the Pedernales Electric Co-Op in Johnson City, his name, for a change, will not be on the ballot. After 31 years in Washington and ten consecutive election victories, L.B.J. will be coming home. His fellow-Texans in Johnson City will be pleased to have him back.

They should be. During Lyndon Johnson's three decades in Washington, the community has been transformed from a decaying, unpaved cow town into a humming tourist mecca. As Congressman, Senator, Vice President and President, Johnson City's...

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