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Paul Burney JOHNSON

(1880-1943)

JOHNSON, Paul Burney, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Hillsboro, Scott County, Miss., March 23, 1880; attended the public schools, Harpersville College, and Millsaps College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Miss.; judge of the city court in 1907 and 1908; circuit judge of the twelfth judicial district 1910-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of his profession and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as Governor from 1939 until his death at Hattiesburg, Miss., December 26, 1943; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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