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Calvin Dean JOHNSON

(1898-1985)

JOHNSON, Calvin Dean, a Representative from Illinois; born in Fordsville, Ohio County, Ky., November 22, 1898; moved with his parents to St. Clair County, Ill., in 1904, and attended public schools; engaged in the general contracting business 1922-1944; member, St. Clair County School Board, 1926-1928; member of the St. Clair County, Ill., Board of Supervisors 1930-1934; served in the State house of representatives 1935-1941; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress and for election in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; executive assistant to vice president of Remington-Rand, Inc., in Washington, D.C., 1952-1968; engaged in public relations; was a resident of Belleville, Ill., until his death there on October 13, 1985.

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

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