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Albert Walter Johnson (April 17, 1906 – September 1, 1998) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Albert W. Johnson
Albert W. Johnson 88th Congress 1965.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
November 5, 1963 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byLeon Gavin
Succeeded byJoseph Ammerman
Republican Leader of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1957 – April 1, 1963
Preceded byCharles Smith
Succeeded byKenneth Lee
In office
January 6, 1953 – November 30, 1954
Preceded byCharles Smith
Succeeded byCharles Smith
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the McKean County district
In office
January 6, 1947 – April 1, 1963
Personal details
BornApril 17, 1906
Smethport, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 1, 1998(1998-09-01) (aged 92)
Boca Raton, Florida
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania, Stetson University

Albert W. Johnson was born in Smethport, Pennsylvania. He attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1926 to 1929. He was a member of the Smethport Borough Council from 1933 to 1934. He received his LL.B. from the John B. Stetson University Law School in DeLand, FL, in 1938. He became a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1947 to 1963 and served as majority whip in the 1951 session, and minority whip in the 1955 session. He was the majority leader in the 1953, 1957, and 1963 sessions, and the minority leader in the 1959 and 1961 sessions.

He was elected as a Republican to the 88th Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Leon Gavin, and was reelected to the six succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976.

Johnson died from pneumonia at the age of 92.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Albert W. Johnson (id: J000115)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leon H. Gavin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

November 5, 1963 - January 3, 1977
Succeeded by
Joseph S. Ammerman