Owen H. Johnson

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Owen H. Johnson
Member of the New York Senate
from the 4th district
In office
1973–2013
Preceded by George Murphy
Succeeded by Philip M. Boyle
Personal details
Born (1929-07-03) July 3, 1929 (age 85)
West Babylon, New York
Political party Republican
Residence West Babylon, New York
Website Senate website

Owen H. Johnson (born July 3, 1929)[1] is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate. He represented the 4th State Senate district, which includes mostly the Town of Babylon in south-west Suffolk County. He was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1972. He is former co-chairman, now Chairman Emeritus on the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, a national association of legislators.[2] In 2011, Johnson voted against the Marriage Equality Act, which the Senate passed 33-29. roll call He did not seek reelection in the 2012 state elections.[3]

Johnson attended elementary school in West Babylon and high school in Babylon. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948. After being honorably discharged, Johnson attended Hofstra College and graduated in 1956 with a B.A. in History-Political Science. In 1998, Hofstra awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Johnson and his wife Christel reside in West Babylon. They have two grown children: a son, Owen, and daughter, Chirsten.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b New York Library Association: Sen. Owen Johnson (R-New York) biography
  2. ^ Board of Directors - ALEC |accessdate=April 17, 2012
  3. ^ Brand, Rick (July 13, 2012). "Owen Johnson won't run for re-election". Newsday. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Biography from official Owen H. Johnson website". Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
George Murphy
New York State Senate, 4th District
1973–2013
Succeeded by
Philip M. Boyle