Three. The Vice Presidency

  1. Mitchell B. Lerner
  1. Marc J. Selverstone

Published Online: 19 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch3

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

How to Cite

Selverstone, M. J. (2011) The Vice Presidency, in A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson (ed M. B. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Ohio State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Miller Center, University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333893

Online ISBN: 9781444347494



  • LBJ's vice presidency;
  • LBJ's commitment, to progressive reform;
  • interpretive schemes on LBJ;
  • Johnson's rapport with JFK;
  • Kennedy's vice presidential pitch, for Johnson;
  • Lerner, and LBJ's ventures;
  • virtues of LBJ's attitude, far-flung;
  • Vietnam, LBJ and America's resolve;
  • Apollo program, Johnson's leadership;
  • LBJ's “go-slow” approach


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References

  • Further Reading