On the same day that Kissinger flew back to Paris to initial the peace agreement and that the Supreme Court issued its opinions in the abortion cases, Lyndon Johnson collapsed at his ranch in Texas and died as he was being airlifted to a nearby medical center.

The supreme irony is that his death took place just as the war that no doubt hastened his demise was ending for the United States.  And as noted elsewhere in this website, the woman who swore-in Johnson on the day of the Kennedy assassination, Judge Sarah Hughes, became one of the judges who decided Roe v. Wade in the trial court.

Lyndon Johnson was just sixty-four when he died

Lyndon Johnson was just sixty-four when he died

President Nixon sent a budget to Congress within weeks of LBJ's death cutting many of the Great Society programs.  The great turning point in our national politics was underway even before Johnson was buried.  Nixon taped a radio address the day he returned to the White House after attending Johnson's funeral in Washington, D. C.

President Nixon sent a budget to Congress within weeks of LBJ's death cutting many of the Great Society programs.  The great turning point in our national politics was underway even before Johnson was buried.  Nixon taped a radio address the day he returned to the White House after attending Johnson's funeral in Washington, D. C.