Harold T. Johnson

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Harold T. Johnson

Harold T. "Bizz" Johnson (December 2, 1907 – March 16, 1988) was an American politician from California and a member of the Democratic party.

Biography[edit]

He was born on December 2, 1907 in Broderick, CA. He was given the nickname "Bizz" at the age of 4. An uncle suggested that Johsnon be called Bismarck because he was leading the children, and the other children then started calling him Bizz.

He served on the Roseville, California city council from 1941 through 1949. He was elected to the California State Senate in 1948 and served until 1958 when he was elected to congress. He represented the 2nd Congressional district (later renumbered the 1st) until 1981. He was defeated for reelection by Republican Assemblyman Eugene Chappie, a former El Dorado County supervisor.

He died on March 16, 1988.

Legacy[edit]

  • The multi-use trail linking Susanville to Westwood in Lassen County, California is named the Bizz Johnson Trail. Harold T. Johnson led the transformation of the longest rail to trail project in California.
This picture was taken after the 7-mile marker along the Bizz Johnson trail

External links[edit]

H.T. Johnson Obituary on the LA Times

Political offices
Preceded by
Jerrold Seawell
Member California State Senate, 7th District
1949–1958
Succeeded by
Ronald G. Cameron
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clair Engle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd congressional district

1959–1975
Succeeded by
Donald H. Clausen
Preceded by
Donald H. Clausen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st congressional district

1975–1981
Succeeded by
Eugene A. Chappie
Preceded by
Robert E. Jones
Alabama
Chairman of House Transportation Committee
1977–1981
Succeeded by
James J. Howard
New Jersey