From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
July 11, 2007
Contact:(512) 463-0113

Statement by Senator Ellis on the Death of Lady Bird Johnson

"I am saddened to hear of the death of Lady Bird Johnson. My condolences go out to the Johnson family. She was one of our nation's greatest treasures and we will miss her dearly.

"I am proud to have been a graduate of the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs. Lady Bird and President Johnson were proud to establish the school and library at the University of Texas.

"I always enjoyed being around Lady Bird Johnson and she was gracious enough to host me and my legislative internship class at her ranch this past spring. She treated the young interns and aspiring politicians with the dignity and courtesy that she showed in life."