Gallery: LBJ the Power Broker

Johnson City High School in Texas, 1924. Johnson is in the back row, fifth from left. (Johnson Library)

“‘A tall, gangling youth, humiliated and ridiculed during an impoverished boyhood in a tiny, isolated Texas Hill Country town,’ as Caro describes him in the biography’s second volume, Johnson began his climb in college, shamelessly cultivating relationships with anyone who could help him get ahead.” -- H.W. Brands, “Johnson the Power Broker”

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