Harry Johnston (politician)

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Harry Johnston
Harry A. Johnston.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 19th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Dante Fascell
Succeeded by Robert Wexler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Daniel A. Mica
Succeeded by Porter Goss
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 26th district
In office
1974–1986
Preceded by Russell Sykes[1]
Succeeded by Eleanor Weinstock
Personal details
Born (1931-12-02) December 2, 1931 (age 82)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Political party Democratic

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Harry Allison Johnston II (born December 2, 1931) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Johnston was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended the Virginia Military Institute, and he became a lieutenant in the United States Army after graduating. Once he was discharged, he entered the University of Florida and earned his law degree.

In 1974, Johnson was elected to the Florida Senate. With the Democrats regaining control of the body in the 1980s, Johnson rose to the rank of President of the Senate. In 1986, he sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Florida, but lost in a close primary race.

Johnson was elected to Congress in 1988. He served four terms in the House before his retirement in 1997. He is currently an attorney at the West Palm Beach law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

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  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1320&dat=19860822&id=xUcRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-ekDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2803,1941991

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel A. Mica
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 14th congressional district

1989–1993
Succeeded by
Porter J. Goss
Preceded by
Dante Fascell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 19th congressional district

1993–1997
Succeeded by
Robert Wexler