JOHNSON, Justin Leroy, (1888 - 1961)


Photograph, 1951, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

JOHNSON, Justin Leroy, a Representative from California; born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., April 8, 1888; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1911 and from the law department of the University of California at Berkeley in 1915; was admitted to the bar in 1915; served as a pilot in the One Hundred and Fourth Aero Squadron 1917-1919, participating in the St. Mihiel and Argonne drives; located in Stockton, Calif., in 1919 and commenced the practice of law; deputy district attorney of San Joaquin County, Calif., in 1920 and 1921; city attorney of Stockton, Calif., 1923-1933; member of the Planning Commission of Stockton 1934-1941; referee in bankruptcy in 1922 and 1923; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1936 and 1948; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; died in Stockton, Calif., March 26, 1961; interment in Casa Bonita Crematorium.