US Postal Service to issue stamps to mark Lady Bird Johnson centenary


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13 August 2012
imports_CCGB_mrsjohnson_68635.png US Postal Service to issue stamps to mark Lady Bird Johnson centenary
The United States Postal Service has announced that former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, will be honoured on a Forever stamp. ...

Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States and wife of President Lyndon B Johnson, is to be recognised by a United States Postal Service Forever stamp, issued in December 2012 to mark the centenary of her birth. The stamp will feature an official White House portrait of Lady Johnson (shown here) alongside artwork of 1960s stamps issued to highlight her campaign for the planting of wildflowers along US highways.

Thurgood Marshall Junior, Chairman of the Postal Service of the Board of Governors, said: 'Anyone who drives our nation’s highways today still benefits from her leadership transforming the American landscape and helping preserve its natural beauty. We’re pleased to honor her with this stamp.

'During her lifetime Lady Bird Johnson was recognised for many achievements related to her advocacy for the environment, including the passing of The Highway Beautification Act of 1965. We’re pleased to join the celebration honoring what would be her 100-year birthday and also to continue to help further her important legacy of creating a more beautiful America.'

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