Friday, September 28, 2007

President Lyndon Johnson

US President - 1963-1969. White House bio here.
The Great Society program became Johnson's agenda for Congress in January 1965: aid to education, attack on disease, Medicare, urban renewal, beautification, conservation, development of depressed regions, a wide-scale fight against poverty, control and prevention of crime and delinquency, removal of obstacles to the right to vote. Congress, at times augmenting or amending, rapidly enacted Johnson's recommendations. Millions of elderly people found succor through the 1965 Medicare amendment to the Social Security Act.
Philippine President
1961-1965 - Diosdado Macapagal
1965-1986 - Ferdinand Marcos

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