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Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lifetime of Service

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
Lifetime of Service Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. Lifetime of Service Marker
Inscription.  The Secret Service had a presence in the Johnson family for forty-six years beginning on January 20, 1961 when Lyndon Johnson was inaugurated as vice president. Over that lifetime of service, agents witnessed many events, both in Washington and Texas.

One critical event, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, launched Lyndon Johnsonís presidency. During the next five years the Secret Service protected President Johnson round-the-clock from protestors, riots, fires, and assassination.

This protection continued after Johnson left the White House in 1969 and returned to the LBJ Ranch.

Following Lyndon Johnsonís death from a heart attack on January 22, 1973, agents stayed on to provide protection for former first lady Lady Bird Johnson. This protection lasted until she passed away on July 11, 2007, making her, at the time, the longest protected first lady of the twentieth century.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 20, 1961.
 
Location. 30° 14.482′ N, 98° 37.483′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Malecek Road and Park Road 49. Marker is located behind the Texas White House in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stonewall TX 78671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friendship Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Texas White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Communicating with the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Hangar (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jet Age Arrives! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aviation: Key to the Texas White House (about 300 feet away); A Grand Entrance (approx. 0.2 miles away); What is the President pointing to anyway? (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonewall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This list consists of 26 wayside exhibits along
Lifetime of Service Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. Lifetime of Service Marker
the LBJ Ranch driving tour in Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. The markers are in order as you would encounter them on the driving tour.
 
Also see . . .  Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 6, 2015.)
 
Secret Service Building behind Texas White House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. Secret Service Building behind Texas White House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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