Harry Johnston (American politician)
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|United States Special Envoy for Sudan|
August 27, 1999 – 2000
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida|
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||Daniel A. Mica|
|Succeeded by||Robert Wexler|
|Constituency||14th District (1989-1993) |
19th District (1993-1997)
|President of the Florida Senate|
November 20, 1984 – November 18, 1986
|Preceded by||N. Curtis Peterson Jr.|
|Succeeded by||John W. Vogt|
|Member of the Florida Senate|
from the 26th district
November 19, 1974 – November 18, 1986
|Preceded by||Russell Sykes|
|Succeeded by||Eleanor Weinstock|
Harry Allison Johnston II
December 2, 1931
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Died||June 28, 2021 (aged 89)|
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Virginia Military Institute (BA)|
University of Florida (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1953–1955|
Harry Allison Johnston II (December 2, 1931 – June 28, 2021) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Florida. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives and was a member of the Democratic Party.
Early life and career
Johnston was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended the Virginia Military Institute, and he became a lieutenant in the United States Army after graduating. Once he was discharged, he entered the University of Florida and earned his law degree.
In 1974, Johnston was elected to the Florida Senate. With the Democrats in control of the body in the 1980s, Johnston rose to the rank of President of the Senate. In 1986, he sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Florida, but lost in a close primary race.
Johnston was elected to Congress in 1988. He served four terms in the House before his retirement in 1997.
In 1999 President Bill Clinton appointed him to serve as the United States Special Envoy for Sudan. A position he held until 2000.
He was an attorney at the West Palm Beach law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. until his retirement from practicing law.
He served on the District Board of Trustees at Palm Beach State College from 1997 to 1999.
Johnston died on June 28, 2021, aged 89, more than a decade after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
- ^ Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton, 1999, Book 3
- ^ "Gainesville Sun - Google News Archive Search". News.google.com. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
- ^ "Guides @ UF: Federal Documents at University of Florida: Home". Archived from the original on January 13, 2018.
- ^ a b 1989-1990 Official Congressional Directory: 101st Congress
- ^ "Harry Johnston, former congressman and state Senate president, dead at 89". Palmbeachpost.com. June 28, 2021. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
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