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Rebekah Baines Johnson

Rebekah Baines Johnson (June 26, 1881 – September 12, 1958) was the mother of 36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson.

Rebekah Baines Johnson
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Born (1881-06-26)June 26, 1881
McKinney, Texas
Died September 12, 1958(1958-09-12) (aged 77)
Austin, Texas
Spouse(s) Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr.
(m. 1907–1937; his death)
Children 5, including Lyndon B. Johnson and Sam Houston Johnson
Parent(s) Joseph Wilson Baines
Ruth Ament Huffmann

She was born to Joseph Wilson Baines (1846–1906) and Ruth Ament Huffmann Baines (1854–1936) on June 26, 1881, in McKinney, Texas.[1] On August 20, 1907, she married state legislator Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. They had five children together.[1]

She died on September 12, 1958, in Austin, Texas at age 77.[2]


  1. ^ a b "JOHNSON, REBEKAH BAINES". Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  2. ^ Warren, Mackenzie (2008-06-26). "Today in Texas history: Rebekah Baines Johnson, LBJ's mom, born". Retrieved 2016-12-20.