Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th President of the United States (b. 1908, d. 1973). The tall, canny Texan who became President upon the death of John F. Kennedy, was a master politician who had once ruled Congress as a Senate majority leader. His election by a record total 43 million votes in 1964 provided a mandate to enact an ambitious series of domestic programs collectively called "The Great Society." Artifacts include: golf clubs and shoes, a pair of sunglasses and First Lady Ladybird Johnson's bowling ball and shoes.