JOHNSON, Harold Terry

JOHNSON, Harold Terry
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1907–1988

Biography

JOHNSON, Harold Terry, a Representative from California; born in Broderick, Yolo County, Calif., December 2, 1907; attended the public schools of Roseville, Calif., and the University of Nevada; supervisor of Pacific Fruit Express Co.; district chairman of Brotherhood of Railway Clerks; served as school trustee, city councilman, and mayor of Roseville, 1941-1949; president of American River Development League 1945-1949; member of the California State senate from 1949 until elected to Congress; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, and 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1981); chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; was a resident of Roseville, Calif., until his death there on March 16, 1988.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

California State University, Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA
Papers: 1959-1982, 800 cubic feet. The collection of Harold Terry Johnson include personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, photographs, portraits, motion picture film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia. The collection is currently unprocessed.

University of Denver
Penrose Library

Denver, CO
Audiotape: ca. 1968, 1 audiotape. A program titled "Meet the Member" produced by WMAL, and includes a profile with Harold T. Johnson.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States together with tributes presented in eulogy of Harold T. "Bizz" Johnson: Late a Representative from California: One Hundredth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1988.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Harold T. Johnson, Democratic Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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