JOHNSON, Anton Joseph, (1878 - 1958)


JOHNSON, Anton Joseph, a Representative from Illinois; born in Peoria, Ill., October 20, 1878; attended the public schools and the School of Agriculture of the University of Missouri at Columbia; served as first sergeant, Fifth Infantry, Company G, Illinois National Guard, 1898-1901; letter carrier, Peoria, Ill., 1900-1913; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Peoria, Ill., 1913-1921; engaged in dairy-products manufacturing in Macomb, Ill., 1926-1938; president of the Illinois Milk Dealers’ Association 1931-1936; president of the Illinois Dairy Products Association in 1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1949); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; elected mayor of Macomb, Ill., in 1949 for a four-year term but resigned after serving two years; died in Macomb, Ill., on April 16, 1958; interment in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.