George W. Johnson (Minnesota politician)

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George W. Johnson
28th Mayor of Duluth
In office
Preceded by Edward H. Hatch
Succeeded by George D. Johnson
38th Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Charles Munn
Succeeded by Harold H. Barker
Minnesota State Representative
In office
Personal details
Born (1894-12-22)December 22, 1894
Duluth, Minnesota
Died June 20, 1974(1974-06-20) (aged 79)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Grace
Residence Duluth, Minnesota

George W. Johnson (December 22, 1894 – June 20, 1974) was a Minnesota politician, the 28th Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota, and a former member and Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]

A Republican, Johnson was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1924, representing the old District 59, which included portions of St. Louis County. He caucused with the Conservative Caucus in the then-nonpartisan body. In 1935, his peers elected him Speaker, a position he held for two years.[1] Johnson was elected mayor of Duluth in 1944. He was re-elected in 1948 and served until January 1953.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Munn
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Harold H. Barker
Preceded by
Edward H. Hatch
Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota
Succeeded by
George D. Johnson