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(CBS 42) AUSTIN Claudia Alta Taylor was born in 1912 in Karnack, a small town in East Texas. She received the nickname 'Lady Bird' from her nurse, Alice Tuttle.click link for more.
She died Wednesday around 4:18 p.m. in Austin at her home from natural causes.
Her mother, Minnie, died when Lady Bird was five. Her Aunt Effie then raised her.
At this young age, Lady Bird began to cherish nature -- a passion that later led her to crusade to 'Keep America Beautiful.'
In 1930, she enrolled at the University of Texas. Four years later, she graduated with a journalism degree and, while still in Austin, she met Lyndon Johnson.
In 1934, they married and soon moved to Washington, D.C. when Lyndon won a seat in Congress.
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