Owen H. Johnson
|Owen H. Johnson|
|Member of the New York Senate
from the 4th district
|Preceded by||George Murphy|
|Succeeded by||Philip M. Boyle|
July 3, 1929 |
West Babylon, New York
|Residence||West Babylon, New York|
Owen H. Johnson (born July 3, 1929) 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. 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.
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.
- New York Library Association: Sen. Owen Johnson (R-New York) biography
- Board of Directors - ALEC |accessdate=April 17, 2012
- Brand, Rick (July 13, 2012). "Owen Johnson won't run for re-election". Newsday. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- "Biography from official Owen H. Johnson website". Retrieved 2009-04-12.
|New York State Senate|
|New York State Senate, 4th District
Philip M. Boyle