President Lyndon Johnson's daughters share White House wedding memories
February 23, 2011 11:59 AM EST
In honor of the President's Day holiday this past weekend, Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Lynda Johnson Robb shared some stories from her young adulthood, including her famous White House wedding.
According to Reporter News, Robb, who is the oldest of President Johnson's two daughters, shared her memories with attendees of the inaugural HSU Round Table Scholarship Luncheon at Hardin-Simmons University.
In 1967, Robb married Charles S. "Chuck" Robb in a ceremony at the White House - the first such ceremony since President Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice wed in 1906.
"I swore I would never marry anyone going into politics," Robb said. "I wanted my privacy."
She didn't quite hold true to her promise, however. Although Chuck Robb was a Marine when they married, he later went to law school, ran for office in Virginia and served a term as lieutenant governor, a term as governor and two terms as senator.
Luci Baines Johnson Turpin, the younger of Lyndon Johnson's daughters, also shared her wedding memories. She told the Miami Herald that she had two identical wedding dress: The first one without a union label, and the second one with.
"The American Women Garment Workers were some of my father's lifelong friends," she told the paper. "They noticed."