The Home: Ormes & the Man

For 18 years Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, though millionaire ranch owners back in Texas, put up, when in the capital, in a modest, nondescript house on the edge of Rock Creek Park. The house would do for a Texas Senator, but they could entertain only six or eight people at a time, and as their daughters, Lynda Bird (now 17) and Lucy Baines (14), grew up, the need for more room and closet space for all the L.B.J.s in the family became critical. And, as Vice President of the U.S., Lyndon felt the need of something a little...

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