She also served on the National Park Service Advisory Board and was the first woman to serve on National Geographic's Board of Trustees. Later life
After former President Johnson died of a heart attack in 1973 Lady Bird remained in the public eye honoring her husband and other Presidents. As the Vice-President's wife Lady Bird often served as a substitute for Jacqueline Kennedy at official events and functions.
After marrying LBJ in 1934 when he was a political hopeful in Austin Texas Lady Bird Johnson used a modest inheritance to bankroll his congressional campaign and then ran his office while he was serving in the navy. Next Lady Bird Johnson bought a radio station and then a TV station which would soon make them millionaires. Johnson was a lifelong advocate for beautifying the nation's cities and highways ("Where flowers bloom so does hope") and the Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird's Bill.