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JOHNSON, Hank, a Representative from Georgia; born in Washington, D.C., October 2, 1954; B.A., Clark College (Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta, Ga., 1976; J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Tex., 1979; lawyer, private practice; member of the DeKalb County, Ga., board of commissioners, 2001-2006; associate judge, DeKalb County, Ga., magistrate court, 1989-2001; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 2009 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).

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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Hank Johnson" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Judiciary
    • Courts and Competition Policy - Chair
    • Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet - Chair
  • House Committee - Small Business
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
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