Definitions for: Johnson


[n] 17th President of the United States; was elected Vice President and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875)
[n] 36th President of the United States; was elected Vice President and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973)
[n] English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)



Synonyms: Andrew Johnson, Dr. Johnson, LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, President Andrew Johnson, President Johnson, President Lyndon Johnson, Samuel Johnson

See Also: author, Chief Executive, lexicographer, lexicologist, President, President of the United States, writer

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Famous Quotes Containing Johnson:


Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work.

-- Robert Caro (American Writer)

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.

-- George Galloway (British Politician)

But to make a long story short, I decided that I was going to run, and I announced that I was going to run for president in Florida, I would be the favorite son from Florida, and that would stop Johnson and Kennedy from dividing up the state.

-- George Smathers (American Politician)

To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope - all those people we had to read in college English courses - to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life.

-- David McCullough (American Historian)

When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet.

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots.

-- Joshua A. Norton (American Celebrity)

In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L Johnson urging him to waive regulations to allow for the early sale of winter grade fuel to help with gasoline shortages and gasoline prices.

-- Bob Ney (American Politician)

President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it.

-- Daniel Ellsberg (American Celebrity)

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we've got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry's piano player.

-- James Young (American Musician)

I was sent down to Cuba. Everything had been prepared with the help of Congressman Johnson and his staff.

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president.

-- Jack Valenti (American Businessman)

I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it.

-- Jonathan Coe (English Novelist)

I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.

-- J. William Fulbright (American Politician)

I don't know what that gas is made of, but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag.

-- Charles Barkley (American Athlete)

Mr Johnson should remember that I am not just anyone and that he is only president of the United States by the grace of my son's action.

-- Marguerite Oswald ( -)

Well, Hale was one of the first people who suggested to President Johnson that there should be a commission.

-- Lindy Boggs (American Politician)

The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.

-- Paul Theroux (American Novelist)

We've been seeing some good things from Randy. We're starting to see that Randy Johnson attitude that we've been looking forward to seeing.

-- John Flaherty ( -)

My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material.

-- John Mellencamp (American Musician)

I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world.

-- Robert Caro (American Writer)

President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.

-- William Westmoreland (American Soldier)

So this guy, Jeff Johnson, who is an accountant who cares nothing at all about a free press and cares nothing about journalism, he's a right winger who supported the war, you know, who two years ago told people he couldn't stand a word that I wrote.

-- Robert Scheer (American Journalist)

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.

-- Richard M. Nixon (American President)

I don't happen to subscribe to the notion that everybody who criticizes Tom Daschle is criticizing Tim Johnson. I think that's a bit of a stretch.

-- John Thune (American Politician)

Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, is right there... she's in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College... and she was delivering a speech there.

-- Al Michaels (American Entertainer)

And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher took over the editorial pages, a guy named Jeff Johnson. He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything about what newspapers are supposed to be about, and he made a decision to get rid of the column.

-- Robert Scheer (American Journalist)

During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk.

-- Fred Allen (American Comedian)

I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice.

-- Phil Hartman (Canadian Actor)

I first came on the scene during the Johnson years and that crowd was out all the time enjoying themselves. Nixon wasn't particularly social but a lot of the people in his administration were.

-- Sally Quinn (American Journalist)

I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of this fragrant leaf than did Johnson.

-- James Boswell (Scottish Lawyer)

President Johnson offered the middle of the road.

-- Lew Wasserman (American Producer)

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what happened to Billy Ray Johnson.

-- Morris Dees (American Lawyer)

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him.

-- David Bowie (English Musician)

I was introduced to Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson. The young Congressman was very friendly.

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

Robert Johnson? No, I didn't know him, personally.

-- Muddy Waters (American Musician)


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