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Johnson, Lyndon (1908–1973)

  • By: Lewis L. Gould
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. president

Lyndon Johnson was the architect of the Great Society—U.S. federal social program—and commander in chief of the U.S. military during the escalation of the Vietnam War. His life illustrated both the possibilities of a democratic leader and the tragic consequences ...

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