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Dewey William JOHNSON

(1899-1941)

JOHNSON, Dewey William, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Minn., March 14, 1899; attended the public schools, the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and the Y.M.C.A. Law School; engaged in the insurance business; member of the State house of representatives 1929-1935; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; served as deputy commissioner of insurance and State fire marshal in 1935 and 1936; elected as a Farmer-Laborite to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed insurance business in Minneapolis, Minn., and also engaged in retail radio sales business; died in Minneapolis, Minn., September 18, 1941; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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

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