Publication Date

September 7, 2023

Perspectives Section

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

In “Journalists and Historians” (April 2023), Edward Muir writes of Volodymyr Zelenskyy going farther than any other fictional history teacher. True, but then there is the real thing.

Lyndon B. Johnson earned a BA in history from what is now Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. During his studies, he spent nine months teaching Mexican American students in Cotulla, Texas. After college, he taught at Pearsall High School in Pearsall, Texas, and Sam Houston High School in Houston.

Concluding his high school teaching career in 1931, Johnson went to Washington, DC, as secretary to Rep. Richard Kleberg, owner of the King Ranch.

John Bute
Austin, Texas

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