- 1949 - Lyndon Baines Johnson was a member of the United States Senate, serving as the Senate Majority Leader from 1955-1961.
- 1961 - Lyndon Baines Johnson was elected Vice President of the United States. He became thirty-sixth President of the United States following the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963.
- Lady Bird Johnson became chairman of a Committee for a More Beautiful Capital. She created a supporting group called the Society for a More Beautiful National Capital whose activities continue to this day.
- The gown in the collection is one that Lady Bird Johnson wore while she was living in the White House. Mrs. Johnson has donated all her dresses of historical importance to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin. The gown in this collection is on indefinite loan from that Library.
The fabric of the gown is pale green lame with pink and yellow flowers under pastel green chiffon. A cape attached at the shoulders is made of two layers of chiffon, ivory over a soft lime green.
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