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  Johnson, Lester R.
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NameLester R. Johnson
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Black River Falls, Wisconsin , United States
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Born June 16, 1901
DiedJuly 24, 1975 (74 years)
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Infoborn in Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wis., June 16, 1901; attended the public schools and Lawrence College, 1919-1921; graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Commerce in 1924; was associated with his father in the lumber, feed, and coal business 1924-1938; entered the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1938 and graduated in February 1941; was admitted to the Wisconsin bar and commenced practice in Black River Falls, Wis., the same year; chief clerk of the Wisconsin assembly 1935-1939; with State banking commission in 1942; district attorney of Jackson County 1943-1946 and again in 1953; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1952 and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress, by special election, October 13, 1953, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Merlin Hull; reelected to the six succeeding Congresses and served from October 13, 1953, to January 3, 1965; was not a candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; died in Augusta, Wis., July 24, 1975; interment in Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Wis.


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  11/06/1962 WI District 9 Won 55.60% (+11.19%)
  11/08/1960 WI District 9 Won 56.55% (+13.10%)
  11/04/1958 WI District 09 Won 63.09% (+26.18%)
  11/06/1956 WI District 9 Won 51.42% (+2.84%)
  11/02/1954 WI District 9 Won 55.41% (+10.82%)
  10/13/1953 WI District 9 - Special Election Won 56.87% (+13.73%)
  09/15/1953 WI District 9 - Special D Primary Won 57.55% (+15.09%)
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