Albert W. Johnson

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This article is about the United States Representative. For president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, see Albert Wesley Johnson. For other people with this name, see Albert Johnson (disambiguation).


Albert W. Johnson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
November 5, 1963 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Leon Gavin
Succeeded by Joseph Ammerman
Republican Leader of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1957 – April 1, 1963
Preceded by Charles Smith
Succeeded by Kenneth Lee
In office
January 6, 1953 – November 30, 1954
Preceded by Charles Smith
Succeeded by Charles Smith
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the McKean County district
In office
January 6, 1947 – April 1, 1963
Personal details
Born April 17, 1906
Smethport, Pennsylvania
Died September 1, 1998(1998-09-01) (aged 92)
Boca Raton, Florida
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania, Stetson University

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 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.

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