Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson & W. Thomas Johnson

The Heroes Among Us

March 1, 1992
7:30 p.m.
School of Nursing Auditorium



Dr. James O. Williams
Auburn University at Montgomery


Mr. Douglas Cater
Distinguished Lecturer,
Auburn University at Montgomery


Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson

"Clifford J. Durr: The Attorney"

Mr. Fred Gray 
Attorney at Law

"The Heroes Among Us"

Mr. Tom Johnson 
President, CNN

Questions and Answers


Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks

Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson

Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor in Karnack, Texas. At an early age she became known to her family and friends as "Lady Bird." She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas with a major in history in 1933 and in journalism in 1934. She has been awarded eight honorary degrees. Today she spends a good deal of time supporting the activities of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on the University of Texas campus.
Mrs. Johnson is the author of A White House Diary, a record of her activities during the years her husband served as President of the United States. She is co-author of Wildflowers Across America. Mrs. Johnson has been an active worker on numerous environmental projects for many years. She is the recipient of many awards for her extensive humanitarian, business and professional, and conservation contributions.
On December 22, 1982 (her 70th birthday), Mrs. Johnson created the National Wildflower Research Center near Austin. She currently serves as co-chairman of the Center with Helen Hayes MacArthur. It is her ardent desire that the secrets of wildflowers be unlocked so that they can be successfully preserved, propagated, and recognized as a significant part of our nation's natural heritage.

W. Thomas Johnson

Tom Johnson, president, Cable News Network (CNN), has achieved distinction in a 27-year career in print and broadcast media in addition to his earlier service in the White House. After selection as a prestigious White House Fellow, he became Executive Assistant to former President Lyndon B. Johnson. He then held president and publisher positions with The Dallas Times Herald, Los Angeles Times, and Times Mirror Company before his appointment to CNN.
Mr. Johnson's honors include Cable Executive of the Year, Horatio Alger Distinguished American Award, U. S. Publisher of the Year, and President of the: White House Fellows Association. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Journalism and Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Johnson's professional appointments include Chairman, Board of Directors, Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation; Chairman, John S. Knight Professional Journalism Fellowships Board, Stanford University; and member, Board of Trustees, The Rockefeller Foundation, the University of Georgia Foundation, and Wesleyan College.