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Byron Lindberg JOHNSON

(1917-2000)

JOHNSON, Byron Lindberg, a Representative from Colorado; born in Chicago, Ill., October 12, 1917; graduated from Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc, Wis., 1933; B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1938; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1940; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1947; economist, Wisconsin State Board of Health, 1938-1942; staff, Wisconsin Bureau of Budget, 1942-1944; administrator, Social Security Administration, Washington, D.C., 1944-1947; professor, University of Denver, 1947-1956; member of the Colorado state house of representatives, 1955-1956; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-fifth Congress in 1956; assistant to Gov. Steve McNichols of Colorado, 1957-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1960 and 1968; appointed consultant for International Cooperation Administration, 1961-1965; professor, University of Colorado, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; member, Board of the Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colo., 1982-1984, vice chairman, 1983, and chairman, 1984; professor emeritus, University of Colorado; died on January 6, 2000, in Englewood, Colo.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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