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President Lyndon B. Johnson

Johnson created national programs that help older Americans

Lyndon B. Johnson is remembered as president mostly for two things: ascending to the office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and drastically escalating U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. That controversial foreign gambit exacted a tragically high toll in lives and treasure and national unity. As a result, it's easy to forget that LBJ’s most lasting and important achievements may be the programs he created to help older Americans. … Back to Article

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