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John A. Johnson

American politician

Died when: 78 years 209 days (942 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

John A. Johnson

John A.Johnson (July 9, 1883 in Litchfield, Minnesota – February 3, 1962) was a Minnesota politician and a Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

He served three decades in the Minnesota legislature, twenty of those years in the Minnesota House.Johnson was a hardware store owner in Preston, Minnesota when he was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1920.

He caucused with the Conservative caucus in the then-nonpartisan legislature.In 1925, he was elected Speaker of the House, a position he held until he left the legislature in 1931.

Johnson served as postmaster of the house during his time out of office, and returned to the legislature as a representative in 1939, serving ten years, most of that as chair of the Municipal Affairs committee.

In 1949, he moved to the Minnesota Senate after winning a special election.He retired from the legislature in 1959.


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