Two Daughters Have Embraced Family Legacy

Thursday, July 12, 2007

After leaving the White House, President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson remained active in business and public affairs. Their daughters are continuing their legacy.

· Lyndon B. Johnson , the nation's 36th president, returned in January 1969 to his beloved Texas Hill Country ranch near the village of Stonewall, Tex. He spent much of his time running the ranch, drafting a book about his years in the White House and overseeing plans for his presidential library in nearby Austin.

In June 1972, a month after the opening of the LBJ Library, he had a major heart attack. He survived but experienced a fatal attack Jan. 22, 1973, while Lady Bird Johnson was in Austin attending a meeting of the University of Texas board of regents.

· Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, 63, is the wife of Charles S. Robb (D-Va.), a former governor and senator. A self-proclaimed "professional volunteer," she is president of the National Home Library Foundation and a member of the board of directors of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center. She is the mother of three grown daughters and lives in McLean.

· Luci Baines Johnson Turpin, 60, lives in Austin with her second husband, Canadian financier Ian Turpin, whom she married in 1984.

In 1966, she married Patrick John Nugent, and the couple had four children before divorcing 13 years later. The marriage was annulled in 1979.

She is chairman of the board and manager of the Johnson family business, LBJ Holding Co., which includes radio and TV stations, real estate ventures and private equity investments. She is also vice president of Business Suites.

-- Joe Holley * * *

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