Lyndon Baines Johnson’s home is on 30th Place in Washington, D.C. The future president lived here from 1943 to 1961. He began his career in Houston as a teacher, before becoming involved in politics. In 1937 he was elected to the House of Representatives. In 1943, after serving in the South Pacific during World War II, for which he won the Silver Star, he moved into this home in Washington. In 1949 he was elected to the United States Senate. He was appointed Senate Majority Whip from 1951 to 1953, Senate Minority Leader from 1953 to 1955, and Senate Majority Leader from 1955 to 1961. In July 1960 he was invited by John F. Kennedy to run as his vice presidential nominee. It was suggested that Johnson would help secure southern votes, especially from Texas, during what was considered a very tight race. In November 1960 Kennedy was elected president and Johnson became the 37th vice president. He gave up his position in the senate once he was elected. He then moved to a new home on 52nd Street where he spent his vice presidential years from 1961 to 1963.