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2015 First Spouse Series Gold Coins – “Lady Bird” Johnson

2015 First Spouse Series Gold Coins

2015 First Spouse Series Gold Coins – “Lady Bird” Johnson

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The fourth and final release in 2015, the Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coin features a portrait of Lady Bird Johnson Truman. Lady Bird Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor near Karnack, Texas, on Dec. 22, 1912. She was given her nickname as a small child and kept it all her life. She was the first presidential spouse to campaign for her husband separately, making her own campaign appearances and speeches. During his presidency, she kept a daily journal, created the First Lady’s Committee for a More Beautiful Capital and then expanded her beautification program to include the entire nation. She was active in her husband’s war-on-poverty program, especially the Head Start project for preschool children, and advocated for women seeking higher education. After the Johnsons left the White House, Mrs. Johnson founded the National Wildflower Research Center and supported its mission until her death in 2007 at the age of 94.

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