JOHNSON, Fred Gustus, (1876 - 1951)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

JOHNSON, Fred Gustus, a Representative from Nebraska; born on a farm near Dorchester, Saline County, Nebr., October 16, 1876; attended the country schools; was graduated from Dorchester (Nebr.) High School in 1893 and from the law department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1903; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Dorchester, Nebr.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Oxford, Nebr., in 1909 and to Hastings, Nebr., in 1911, and continued the practice of law; served in the State house of representatives 1907-1909 and 1917-1919; member of the State senate in 1919 and 1920; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska in 1923 and 1924; delegate to the Republican State conventions 1900-1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress and for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in the practice of law and the real estate business 1931-1933, and in an agricultural-industrial enterprise in Hastings, Nebr., 1934-1938, and Charleston, Miss., 1941-1943; elected judge of the county court of Adams County, Nebr., for the term commencing January 4, 1945; reelected in 1948 and served until his death in Hastings, Nebr., April 30, 1951; interment in Parkview Cemetery.