Lady Bird Johnson (Claudia Alta Taylor)
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Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, the wife of Lyndon Johnson, the 36th President of the U.S., was one of the most prominent First Ladies in American history. Though Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan Reagan and Hillary Rodham Clinton exercised more power, and Jacqueline Kennedy and Dolly Madison were more glamorous, Lady Bird made herself a force to be reckoned with. She was instrumental in her husband's rise to power, as she had beguiled Sam Rayburn, the powerful Speaker of the House, who was her husband's mentor. Read more... America Beautiful" campaign. A class act all around, she was warmly embraced by Americans.