This week's artifact is a sofa (1970.21.16) used by LBJ during his tenure as Senate Majority Leader. LBJ was known to work long hours and spend many a late night on this obliging couch. At over 7 feet long, it was one of the few sofas that could fit his 6' 4” frame.
Did You Know…
In 1955, LBJ was elected Majority Leader of the Senate. During his tenure as Senate Majority Leader, he served as Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, Democratic Steering Committee, and Democratic Conference of the Senate. Read more about LBJ's political career