In 1941, he ran against Texas Governor Pappy O'Daniel for the U.S. Senate, but lost. In 1942 Johnson served as a Naval Officer and was awarded the silver star by General MacArthur. In 1943, Johnson returned to congress. In 1948, he was elected a senator. He was re-elected in 1954. In 1956, he ran as a favorite son candidate for president, but lost the nomination to Adlai Stevenson.
1960 was a busy year for Johnson. Before Kennedy chose Johnson for his vice president, Johnson was going to run for president and senator. Johnson because our 36th president on November 23, 1963 when Kennedy was killed in Dallas. Johnson won re-election by a wide margin in 1964. He retired to his ranch in 1969 and died there on January 22, 1973.
George Meyer, March 2009