Robert Davis Johnson

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Robert Davis Johnson
Robert D. Johnson (Missouri Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th district
In office
September 29, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Samuel C. Major
Succeeded by Dewey Short
Personal details
Born (1883-08-12)August 12, 1883
near Slater, Missouri
Died October 23, 1961(1961-10-23) (aged 78)
Marshall, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Profession lawyer

Robert Davis Johnson (August 12, 1883 – October 23, 1961) was a U.S. representative from Missouri.

Born on a farm near Slater, Missouri, Johnson was educated in the rural graded schools of his native county, and was graduated from the Portland (Indiana) High School in 1901. He attended the Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri. He taught school in Saline Valley and Orearville, Missouri from 1901 to 1907. He served as clerk of the circuit court of Saline County in 1915–1923. While serving as clerk, he also studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Marshall, Missouri, in 1923. He served as prosecuting attorney of Saline County in 1925–1928.

Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel C. Major and served from September 29, 1931, to March 3, 1933. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932. He resumed the practice of law in Marshall, Missouri.

Johnson was elected judge of the circuit court and of the 15th Judicial Circuit of Missouri on November 5, 1940, and served until January 1, 1947.

He again resumed the practice of law in Marshall, Missouri, where he died October 23, 1961. He was interred in Ridge Park Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Robert Davis Johnson (id: J000171)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Robert Davis Johnson at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel C. Major
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Dewey Short