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James Paul "Jim" Johnson (born June 2, 1930) was formerly a Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado.

James Paul Johnson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byWayne Aspinall
Succeeded byHank Brown
Personal details
James Paul Johnson

(1930-06-02) June 2, 1930 (age 89)
Yankton, South Dakota
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Colorado, Northwestern University
Professionjudge, attorney
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1952–1956
Battles/warsKorean War

Born in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, Johnson earned his B.A. from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1952 and later earned an LL.B. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado in 1959. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a jet pilot in Korea from 1952 to 1956. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1959, briefly in private practice prior to being named a deputy district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District of Colorado from 1959 to 1966. He was the Municipal Judge for Ault, Colorado from 1962 to 1965, and assistant district attorney from 1964 to 1966. He served as member of the Poudre R-1 School Board, Fort Collins from 1969 to 1971 and served as delegate to Colorado State Republican conventions from 1960 to 1972.

Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973–January 3, 1981). He did not stand for re-election in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress, and resumed the practice of law in Fort Collins, Colorado. He served as member of the supreme court judicial nominating commission for state of Colorado from 1984 to 1986 and also served as a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1985 to 1987. Currently, he is a resident of Fort Collins, Colorado.


  • United States Congress. "James Paul Johnson (id: J000148)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wayne Aspinall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Hank Brown