Lynda Johnson Robb

  • Spring 2002

Lynda Johnson Robb describes herself as a "professional volunteer." As the daughter of President Lyndon B. and Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson, and the wife of former US Senator Charles Robb, she has long been in the public arena, focusing always on women and children's issues, especially children's literacy. Mrs. Robb worked as writer for McCall's Magazine from 1966-68, and was a contributing editor at Ladies' Home Journal form 1969-81, while raising three daughters. She actively campaigned for her husband in his successful bids for Governor and the US Senate. While living in the White House following her graduation with honors from the University of Texas, she helped establish Reading is Fundamental (RIF), an organization that is now the nation's largest children's literacy organization. As current Chair Emerita of the Board of Directors, she still travels the country rallying community and business support for RIF programs. Mrs. Robb has served on numerous boards, received many civic awards and honors, and is the President of the National Home Library Foundation. Mrs. Robb will lead a study group on the political family.