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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Diana Walker
Lady Bird Johnson with President Ford, © Diana Walker, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Diana Walker, 1977
Lady Bird Johnson, stands with President Ford at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony. Mrs. Johnson was a receipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom that year. The ceremony, held shortly before Carter assumed office, was one of Ford’s last official actions in the White House.
Did you know?
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award presented to Americans who have made exceptional contributions to the nation. President Truman established the award in 1945 for wartime service, and President Kennedy reintroduced it in 1963 to honor civilians.
See also:
Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson
Presidental Medal of Freedom
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Diana Walker prepares for a photo shoot with President Ronald Reagan.Former Alabama Governor George Wallace and his wife, CorneliaLady Bird Johnson with President Ford
President Reagan and a large group share a hearty chuckle at the White House.The British royal yacht BritanniaSecretary of Defense William Cohen, President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and National Security Advisor Sandy Berger

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