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Thomas Francis JOHNSON

(1909-1988)

JOHNSON, Thomas Francis, a Representative from Maryland; born in Worcester County, Md., June 26, 1909; attended the schools in Worcester County, Md.; graduated from Staunton (Va.) Military Academy in 1926, St. John’s College, University of Virginia, and University of Maryland; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Snow Hill, Md.; in 1932 was elected chairman of the board of Commercial National Bank of Snow Hill, Md.; elected State’s attorney in 1934; elected to the State senate in 1938, reelected in 1942 and again 1946 and served until 1951; specialized in international law with practice in the Far East, Middle East, and continental Europe; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Berlin, Md., until his death in Seaford, Del., on February 1, 1988.

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

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