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:


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)

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

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of LA in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.

-- Jay Leno (American Comedian)

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)

This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

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

-- Lindy Boggs (American Politician)

Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

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 ( -)

President Johnson offered the middle of the road.

-- Lew Wasserman (American Producer)

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)

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)

Clemens and Maddux have defined our era, I believe. And Randy Johnson is right behind them and still going.

-- David Cone (American Athlete)

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

-- Paul Theroux (American Novelist)

And now, I still really don't care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.

-- Jennifer Garner (American Actress)

I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk.

-- Ben Harper (American Musician)

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

-- Jack Valenti (American Businessman)

My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.

-- Richard M. Nixon (American President)

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)

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)

You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.

-- Konrad Adenauer (German Statesman)

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 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)

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 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)

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)

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

-- Robert Caro (American Writer)

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)

It may not be too late, whatever happens, if our President, Lyndon Johnson, knew the truth from me. But if I am eliminated, there won't be any way of knowing.

-- Jack Ruby (American Criminal)

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)

Hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.

-- Bill Moyers (American Journalist)

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)

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)

I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)


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