Lady Bird Johnson - Betty Boyd Caroli

Beyond the Gowns
From serving as a steadying influence on the moody, volatile Lyndon Johnson to championing the Highway Beautification Act, Lady Bird Johnson exerted far-reaching influence. Author Betty Boyd Caroli, a noted expert on first ladies, examines her extraordinary life.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Program: 
6:30 pm
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Lady Bird Johnson was no mere White House photo prop.

The former Claudia Taylor once was described by husband Lyndon Johnson as “the brains and money of this family.” Her business acumen helped point him to the White House, and she was a steadying influence on a man noted for his moodiness and volatility. Among other accomplishments, her efforts as an environmentalist led to the Highway Beautification Act.

Author Betty Boyd Caroli examines Lady Bird’s exceptional life in a discussion of her new book Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President.

The presentation is part of the Beyond the Gowns series, co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the Truman Library Institute and made possible by grants from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.