President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Visit to Thailand

US President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Thailand twice while he was in office. First time was a state visit from 27-30 October 1966 where he met H.M King Rama IX. In the picture above, President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson pose with King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit before the start of a formal dinner in the Chakri Throne Hall of the Royal Palace. His second visit to Thailand was on 23 December 1967 to visit US troops stationed in Khorat.


Above is a short video from the US National Archives entitled “His Majesty’s Visitor – President Johnson’s Visit To Thailand”. A 50 minute DVD of the same name is for sale in


  • Lyndon B. Johnson Bangkok. State visit; met with King Bhumibol Adulyadej. October 27-30, 1966
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Khorat. Visited US. military personnel. December 23, 1967
  • Richard M. Nixon Bangok. State visit; met with King Bhumibol Adulyadej. July 28-30, 1969
  • William J. Clinton Bangkok. State Visit. November 25-26, 1996
  • George W. Bush Bangkok. Attended the APEC Summit Meeting. October 18-21, 2003
  • George W. Bush Bangkok. Met with Prime Minister Samak and addressed Burmese activists. August 6-7, 2008

3 thoughts on “President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Visit to Thailand

  • July 6, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    I have a gift from the Thailand trips given to LBJ and my aunt – who was in charge of protocol at the time
    It is monogramed from initials WJC and to CD LBJ and SEA. CD was my aunt Connie Dunnaway.
    Any clue who WJC is in the Thai govenment?
    ALso receipent any guess of the gift recipient initials S. E. A.

    Send response to [email protected]. THanks

  • September 11, 2018 at 2:20 am

    My dad, David C Colville, was the Manager of the Bangkok branch of the Bank of America from 1964-67. He was also the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok in 1966, and was responsible for some of the logistics as it related to the business community for LBJ’s visit.We have family photos of my parents with LBJ and Lady Bird and the King and Queen from that visit. I also vaguely remember being there near the tent, but I was only nine years old!

  • November 20, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I was there for the visit, I waited outside the castle grounds with a US Army ambulance from the 5th field Hosp in Bangkok in case of an emergency.


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