Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

Full Name: Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson
Date of birth: October 11, 1930
Date of death: May 27, 2020

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Jan 8, 1991 - May 21, 1991 72nd (1) (2)   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
H 60 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 8, 1991 71st   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
H 60 Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
H 60 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 13, 1987 69th   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin

(1) Brian McCall, in special election 7/13/1991, sworn 7/19/1991, succeeded Samuel Johnson, resigned 5/21/1991. McCall's first session was 72nd 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) U.S. Representative District 3 special election 5/4/1991, runoff 5/18/1991. Johnson elected to Congress 5/18/1991 to fill unexpired term of Steve Bartlett, who resigned. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Biography and personal narrative of the Vietnam War and experience as Prisoner of War, LRL collection, 976.406 J637J. Captive Warriors: A Vietnam POW's Story, 1992.
  • United States Air Force, Colonel (Retired). "A U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot's Career: the Honorable Sam Johnson, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)," 11/10/2001. National Air and Space Museum, 2006.
  • United States Air Force, Colonel (Retired). Biographical sketch and photos; description of Prisoner of War (POW) experience in Vietnam War and military service as fighter pilot; military citations/awards: two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Valor, two Purple Heart medals, four Air Medals, and three Outstanding Unit awards. Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later, 2005.

Other Resources

  • Remarks of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson at the National POW/MIA recognition day, 9/20/2002; introduction by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Defense Prisoner of War / Missing Personnel Office, 2006.
  • "A U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot's Career: the Honorable Sam Johnson, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)," 11/10/2001. National Air and Space Museum, 2006.
  • Notice of death, 5/28/2020. Speaker of the House.

Photographs

  • Photograph. Sam Johnson, 72nd Legislature, Members of the 72nd Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Sam Johnson, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sam Johnson, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sam Johnson, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

72nd R.S. - 1991
Corrections  
Corrections Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Ways and Means  
Ways and Means Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
71st R.S. - 1989
Auto Theft and Uninsured Motorists, Special  
Corrections  
Corrections Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Public Safety  
70th R.S. - 1987
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Public Safety  
Public Safety Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Texas Veterans Memorial (Vice Chair) 
69th R.S. - 1985
Central Appraisal Districts, Select  
County Affairs  
County Affairs Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Family Role in Reducing Recidivism, Special  
Ways and Means  

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