Joel T. Johnson

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Joel T. Johnson (born 1936) is a Nebraska state senator from Kearney, Nebraska, USA in the Nebraska Legislature and a retired general surgeon.

Personal life[edit]

He was born on July 9, 1936, in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Axtell High School in 1954, University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1958, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1961 with a M.D.. From 1966 to 1968 he was in the U.S. Navy. He is currently a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association and First Lutheran Church of Kearney and a former member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce.

State legislature[edit]

He was appointed to the Nebraska legislature on July 1, 2002 to replace Doug Kristensen who had resigned. He was elected in 2002 to represent the 37th Nebraska legislative district and reelected in 2004. He sat on the Banking, Commerce and Insurance, Health and Human Services committees.

Preceded by
Doug Kristensen
Nebraska state senator-district 37
Succeeded by
Galen Hadley


  1. "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Joel T. Johnson. Retrieved March 15, 2006.