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James Paul (Jim) JOHNSON

(1930- )

JOHNSON, James Paul (Jim), a Representative from Colorado; born in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., June 2, 1930; B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1952; LL.B., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., 1959; United States Marine Corps, jet pilot in Korea, 1952-1956; admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1959; lawyer, private practice; deputy district attorney, Eighth Judicial District, Colorado, 1959-1966; municipal judge, Ault, Colo., 1962-1965; assistant district attorney, 1964-1966; member, Poudre R-1 School Board, Fort Collins, 1969-1971; delegate to Colorado State Republican conventions, 1960-1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Fort Collins, Colo.; member, supreme court judicial nominating commission, state of Colorado, 1984-1986; member, Colorado water conservation board, 1985-1987; is a resident of Fort Collins, Colo.

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

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