William Ward Johnson

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William Ward Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded by Thomas M. Eaton
Succeeded by Clyde Doyle
Personal details
Born (1892-03-09)March 9, 1892
Brighton, Iowa
Died June 8, 1963(1963-06-08) (aged 71)
Long Beach, California
Political party Republican
Residence Long Beach
Profession Banker, Attorney

William Ward Johnson (March 9, 1892 - June 8, 1963) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, Johnson attended the public schools at Brighton and at Twin Falls, Idaho, and the University of California at Berkeley in 1913 and 1914. He was graduated from the law school of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1925. He served as member of the Idaho National Guard in 1910 and 1911. After that, he worked as bookkeeper, stenographer, and manager of an automobile company at Montpelier, Idaho, and Price, Utah from 1912 to 1918. He engaged in the mercantile business in Idaho and Utah from 1918 to 1922. He also engaged in the banking and oil business at Twin Falls, Idaho, and Long Beach, California. He was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice as a lawyer in Long Beach.

Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Long Beach, California, until his death there on June 8, 1963. He was interred in Sunnyside Mausoleum.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Vacant since September 1939
last held by Thomas M. Eaton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 18th congressional district

January 1941 - January 1945
Succeeded by
Clyde Doyle

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