In newly released love letters, LBJ’s sweet side comes to life

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A portion of a letter from future president Lyndon B. Johnson to Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor is pictured in this handout photo from the LBJ Presidential LibraryAUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lyndon B. Johnson was so smitten when he met Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor in 1934 that he took her on a first date the very next day — and asked for her hand in marriage. Taylor adored her suitor but was worried about rushing into marriage, according to dozens of love letters between the two set to be released for the first time by the LBJ Presidential Library on Thursday, Valentine's Day. … USA, LLC