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Harold Terry JOHNSON

(1907-1988)

JOHNSON, Harold Terry, a Representative from California; born in Broderick, Yolo County, Calif., December 2, 1907; attended the public schools of Roseville, Calif., and the University of Nevada; supervisor of Pacific Fruit Express Co.; district chairman of Brotherhood of Railway Clerks; served as school trustee, city councilman, and mayor of Roseville, 1941-1949; president of American River Development League 1945-1949; member of the California State senate from 1949 until elected to Congress; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, and 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1981); chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; was a resident of Roseville, Calif., until his death there on March 16, 1988.

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

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