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Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Biography

Frank M. Johnson, Jr.Age: 80 uncompromising federal judge from Alabama whose rulings helped desegregate many of Montgomery's public facilities and cleared the way for Martin Luther King Jr. an…

Floyd M. Boring Biography

Secret Service agentDied: February 1, 2008 (Silver Spring, Maryland) Best Known as: Secret Service agent who guarded five U.S. presidents Floyd Boring was a …

Eva M. CLAYTON

CLAYTON, Eva M., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., September 16, 1934; B.S., Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C., 1955; M.S., North Carolina …

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Biography

Whitney M. Young, Jr.social reformerBorn: 7/31/1921Birthplace: Lincoln Ridge, Ky. As executive director of the National Urban League (1961–1971) Young focused on gaining equality for bla…

Stephan Johnson Biography

Stephan JohnsonAge: 31 junior middleweight boxer who turned professional in 1987 and had a 27-8-1 record; knocked out in the 10th round of a USBA title fight by Paul Vaden on Nov. 20, 1999. He…

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson replaced the assassinated John F. Kennedy as United States president and oversaw major social reforms and the expansion of the Vietnam War. Known as a politician's politician, "…

Richard Mentor JOHNSON

Senate Years of Service: 1819-1829Party: Democratic Republican; Jackson Republican; JacksonianJOHNSON, Richard Mentor, (brother of James Johnson [1774-1826] and John Telemachus Johnson, and unc…

Tom Loftin JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Tom Loftin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., July 18, 1854; moved to Indiana in boyhood; attended the public schools; employed in a rolling mill; cler…

Lyndon Baines JOHNSON

Senate Years of Service: 1949-1961Party: DemocratJOHNSON, Lyndon Baines, (father-in-law of Charles Spittal Robb), a Representative and a Senator from Texas and a Vice President and 36th Preside…

Robert Ward JOHNSON

Senate Years of Service: 1853-1861Party: DemocratJOHNSON, Robert Ward, (nephew of James Johnson [1774-1826], John Telemachus Johnson and Richard Mentor Johnson, and brother-in-law of Ambrose Se…