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JOHNSON, Timothy Peter (Tim)

(1946—)

Senate Years of Service: 1997-
Party: Democrat

JOHNSON, Timothy Peter (Tim), a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota; born in Canton, S.Dak., December 28, 1946; attended public schools; B.A., University of South Dakota 1969; M.A., 1970; post-graduate studies, Michigan State University 1970-1971; J.D., University of South Dakota 1975; budget advisor, Michigan Senate 1971-1972; began the practice of law in Vermillion, S.D., in 1975; member, South Dakota House of Representatives 1979-1982; member South Dakota Senate 1983-1986; Clay County deputy State’s attorney 1985; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 2, 1997); not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1996; elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and reelected in 2002 for the term ending January 2, 2009.

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

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