JOHNSON, George William, (1869 - 1944)


JOHNSON, George William, a Representative from West Virginia; born near Charles Town, Jefferson County, W.Va., on November 10, 1869; attended the common schools and Shepherd College State Normal School, Shepherdstown, W.Va.; was graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1894 and from the law department of the same university in 1896; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Martinsburg, W.Va.; city attorney of Martinsburg; moved to Parkersburg, W.Va., in 1900 and continued the practice of law; member of the board of regents of the State Normal School 1897-1900; served as referee in bankruptcy for the United States District Court of West Virginia; general counsel to the West Virginia Public Service Commission; engaged in fruit growing and stock raising; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; died in Martinsburg, W.Va., February 24, 1944; interment in Edgehill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.