JOHNSON, Luther Alexander, (1875 - 1965)


Photograph (detail), 1941, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

JOHNSON, Luther Alexander, a Representative from Texas; born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., October 29, 1875; attended the public schools and was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1896; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Corsicana, Tex.; prosecuting attorney of Navarro County 1898-1902; district attorney of the thirteenth judicial district of Texas 1904-1910; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation on July 17, 1946; judge of the Tax Court of the United States from July 1946 until his retirement in September 1956; was a resident of Corsicana, Tex., until his death there on June 6, 1965; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.