Waldron, Robert Earl, 1927-1995



Waldron, Robert Earl, 1927-1995


Bio: Robert Earl Waldron (b. January 1, 1927, Arp, Smith County, Texas-d. December 8, 1995, Washington, D.C.), aide to Lyndon B. Johnson and interior designer. Waldron attended the Federal Institute of Business in Texas, the University of Texas law school, the New York School of Design, and graduated from Northwestern University. He began working in Washington, D.C. in 1955 as an administrative assistant to Representative Homer Thornberry, and later worked for Representative J.J. Pickle. He was an aide to Lyndon B. Johnson during his time as Senate minority leader in the mid-1950’s, and also worked as his secretary in the 1960’s. In 1965 he joined the firm of S.D. Jeffrey Associates as a designer. From 1968 to 1994 he ran his own firm, Bob Waldron Interiors, with clients such as Lady Bird Johnson, embassies, and corporations. Waldron served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Air Force Reserve from 1961 to 1964. He was a member of the house and grounds committee of Meridian International, the American Society of Interior Designers and the boards of Wolf Trap Associates, and the Woodlawn Plantation. Waldron is interred in Ebenezer Cemetery in Arp, Texas.


L-R: Lew Karubas, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Bob Waldron. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is presented with Random House Lifetime Library books, P-38, The Capitol, Washington DC, 3/9/1962. Photo # 62-3-28 by Frank Muto. Pre-Presidential Photo Collection, LBJ Presidential Library. Use free with credit.


LBJ Connection: Friend and LBJ aide; Administrative assistant to Congressman Homer Thornberry, Texas, 1955-1963