Reception for Texans and other close friends of President and Mrs. Johnson

L-R: Lew Wasserman, Edie Wasserman, President Lyndon B. Johnson

In Remembrance of Edie Wasserman

Aug 19, 2011

The LBJ Library and Museum and the Johnson family remember Edie Wasserman, the wife of Lew Wasserman. Mr. Wasserman served on the LBJ Foundation board of Directors from 1976 until his passing in 2002 at the age of 89. Edie and Lew were dear friends of the Johnson Family, and partners who whole-heartedly dedicated themselves to the cause of the LBJ Library & Museum.

"Edie and Lew were at the top of the list of the original benefactors of the LBJ Library and the LBJ School," said LBJ Foundation Chairman, Larry Temple. "With the exception of LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson, no other couple has been more important in the life of those institutions than Edie and Lew Wasserman. Those of us who were privileged to know Edie carry happy memories of a grand --- and strongly independent --- lady. She cut a wide swath and leaves a wonderful legacy."

Mrs. Wasserman's legacy lives on as Casey Wasserman, her grandson, continues to serve on the LBJ Foundation Board of Directors.

These photos depict President Johnson greeting Edie and Lew at a White House reception for close friends and a portrait of the Wassermans that hangs in the Johnson's Ranch.