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A.S. Johnson Albert Sidney Johnson
Full Name: Albert Sidney Johnson
Date of birth: October 30, 1896
Date of death: February 23, 1981

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 55 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1) (2)   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis

(1) District 55 is composed of Ellis County, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Incorrectly states member's district is 3. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, "Gen. Johnson Installed into WHS Hall of Fame," 10/16/1966, pp. 1, 8. Albert Sidney Johnson, "member of Texas Legislature from 1921-22 from Ellis County." Waxahachie Daily Light.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, 345th Machine Gun Battalion, 90th Infantry Division, World War I. Albert Sydney Johnson, birth date 10/30/1895 in Paris, Tennessee; residence in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • United States Army, World War I; United States Army, Colonel and Brigadier General, World War II; Texas National Guard, Lieutenant-General. Description of military service, "Gen. Johnson Installed into WHS Hall of Fame," 10/16/1966, pp. 1, 8. Waxahachie Daily Light.
  • Other Resources
  • Albert Sidney Johnson, birth date 10/30/1895 or 1896 in Paris, Tennessee, death date 2/23/1981. Residence in Dallas. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
    World War I registration: Albert Sydney Johnson, birth date 10/30/1896 in Paris, Tennessee; home address in Corsicana, Navarro County; student, employed at U.S. Government Training Camp, Camp Funston, Leon Springs; draft registration date 6/5/1917. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
    World War II registration: Albert Sidney Johnson, birth date 10/30/1896 in Paris, Tennessee, residence in Dallas, employed by Southern Union Gas Co., contact Claire Johnson, draft registration date 4/28/1942. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Ancestry.com.
  • Obituary, "Dallas Lawyer-Businessman Gen. Albert Johnson Dies," 2/24/1981. Born in Paris, Tennessee; reared in Waxahachie, Ellis County, "served a 2-year term in the Texas House of Representatives"; death date Monday, 2/23/1981. Additional obituaries, "Services Set Today for Gen. Johnson," 2/25/1981 ("first director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and former state representative"), "Speaker Albert: The Man Who Was Nearly President," 3/5/1981. Dallas Morning News.
  • Marriage of A.S. Johnson and Claire Gribble, 8/17/1932, in Collin County. Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965. FamilySearch.
  • Albert S. Johnson (1896-1981), burial in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, with spouse Claire G. Johnson. Find a Grave.
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - A.S. Johnson, postoffice Waxahachie, nativity Texas, age 24 (born circa 1897), 24 years in Texas, lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.S. Johnson, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Federal Relations  
    Military Affairs  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  

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