FDR and the New Deal Tradition in the South (Lecture 2)I.Lyndon B. Johnson’s Early CareerA.Represented a district representing Austini.At age 28, he resigned his post in the Senate & won the district seat left by Buchannanii.Johnson stood out because he alone supported Roosevelt’s plan to expand the number of Supreme Court JusticesB.Pre-Politician Postsi.Graduated from Texas State (Southwest Texas State Teachers’ College)ii.Taught in Cotulla near San Antonio, and later took up a position as teacher of public speaking @ Sam Houston High in Houston C. Politicsi.Johnson based his 1948 Senate campaign on the fact that he had served 12 years in the House of Representatives.ii.Also tried to win over conservatives by voting for the Taft-Hartley Act, which curbed unionsa.Johnson finished 2nd, and because Stevenson didn’t get absolute majority, there had to be a runoffb.Johnson was declared the winner after the runoff electioniii. Became a Majority leader in 1953a.
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