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Lucy Baines Johnson Now Luci Baines Johnson

Feb. 24, 1964 - President Johnson’s 16-year-old daughter is now insisting on spelling her name with an “i” instead of a “y.” One of the first official examples of the effect of her campaign came in a press release today. The National Symphony Orchestra named Luci honorary student chairman for its Music for Young Americans series of free concerts for visiting high school students. A footnote explained, “Miss Johnson prefers this spelling of her name.”

Mrs. Johnson’s press secretary, Elizabeth Carpenter, said Mrs. Johnson had taken Luci’s latest fad with the attitude that “this too will pass.” “It happens when you become a teenager,” Mrs. Carpenter added.


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