JOHNSTON, Walter Eugene, III, (1936 - 2018)

JOHNSTON, Walter Eugene, III, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C., March 3, 1936; attended the public schools; graduated, Georgia Military Academy, College Park, Ga., 1953; attended Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1953-1954; served in the United States Army, specialist fifth class, 1954-1957; J.D., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 1961; B.B.A., accounting, same university, 1963; admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1961 and commenced practice in Greensboro; practiced tax law, 1967-1980; delegate, North Carolina State Republican conventions, 1976-1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh Congress (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress; chairman of the board of a commercial printing company in Greensboro; unsuccessful candidate in 1992 for nomination for the United States Senate; died on March 28, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla.