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President Kennedy shaking hands with future President Clinton.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), 36th President of the United States (1963–1969) and First Lady Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson (1912-2007). On their first date Johnson proposed. Lady Bird did not want to rush into marriage, but Lyndon Johnson was persistent and did not want to wait. Lady Bird accepted his proposal 10 weeks later. The couple married on November 17, 1934.