Calvin D. Johnson
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Born in Fordsville, Kentucky, Johnson moved with his parents to St. Clair County, Illinois, in 1904, and attended public schools. He engaged in the general contracting business 1922-1944. He served as member of the St. Clair County School Board from 1926 to 1928. He served as member of the St. Clair County, Illinois, Board of Supervisors 1930-1934. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives 1935-1941.
Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress and for election in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress.
After his Congressional career, he served as executive assistant to vice president of Remington-Rand, Inc., in Washington, D.C. from 1952 to 1968. He engaged in public relations and speaking. He was a resident of Upper Marlboro, Maryland outside of Washington DC, until he moved back to Belleville, Illinois before his death there on October 13, 1985.
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