LBJ and Lady Bird Love Letters Released

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It’s Valentine’s Day! Here to regale us with one of history’s greatest romances is none other than our 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson. Starting at 9 a.m., love letters between LBJ and his wife, Claudia Alta Taylor, or Lady Bird Johnson, will be released by the LBJ Presidential Library. Nearly 90 letters written during two and a half months in 1934 will be made available on the library's website, the first time the entire collection has been released. When the 26-year-old LBJ met the 21-year-old Lady Bird, the young congressional aide from Texas proposed to the University of Texas history and journalism graduate after just a few days, much to her shock. He eventually won her over. “Dearly Beloved,” Lady Bird begins one letter. “This sounds like a sermon—it isn’t.”