William Ward Johnson
name=William Ward Johnson
January 3, 1941
January 3, 1945
Thomas M. Eaton
date of birth=birth date|1892|3|9|mf=y
place of birth=Brighton,
dead = dead
date of death=death date and age|1963|6|8|1892|3|9
place of death=Long Beach,
William Ward Johnson (
March 9, 1892- June 8, 1963) was a U.S. Representative from California.
Born in Brighton,
Washington County, Iowa, Johnson attended the public schools at Brighton and at Twin Falls, Idaho, and the University of California at Berkeleyin 1913 and 1914.He was graduated from the law school of the University of Southern Californiaat Los Angeles in 1925.He served as member of the Idaho National Guardin 1910 and 1911. After that, he worked as bookkeeper, stenographer, and manager of an automobile company at Montpelier, Idaho, and Price, Utahfrom 1912 to 1918.He engaged in the mercantile business in Idahoand Utahfrom 1918 to 1922.He also engaged in the banking and oil business at Twin Falls, Idaho, and Long Beach, California.He was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice as a lawyerin Long Beach.
Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (
January 3, 1941- January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Long Beach, California, until his death there on June 8, 1963.He was interred in Sunnyside Mausoleum.
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