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  Johnson, Leroy
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NameLeroy Johnson
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Atlanta, Georgia , United States
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Born July 28, 1928
DiedOctober 24, 2019 (91 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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Oct 24, 2019 05:58pm
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InfoThe legislator who desegregated the Georgia General Assembly when he won his state Senate seat in 1962, Senator Leroy Johnson has long been regarded as one of Georgia's most powerful state senators. Senator Johnson was the first African-American to be elected to a political office in the southeast and was the first African-American elected to Georgia's Senate since Reconstruction. During his tenure, Senator Johnson revised the literacy test for voting rights, making voting more accessible to all citizens of Georgia.
Though he encountered many obstacles during his tenure in Georgia's Senate, he won the respect of his colleagues and the citizens of Georgia with his extraordinary work ethic and tenacity during his years of service to our state. Today, Mr. Johnson is enjoying his retirement in his native Atlanta, and continues to be a pivotal force in the community.


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  10/02/1973 Atlanta Mayor Lost 3.82% (-42.82%)
  11/07/1972 GA State Senate 38 Won 99.99% (+99.99%)
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GA US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Howard Dean