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  Johnson, Edwin Carl "Ed"
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  1954-01-01  
 
NameEdwin Carl "Ed" Johnson
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Craig, Colorado , United States
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Born January 01, 1884
DiedMay 30, 1970 (86 years)
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InfoJOHNSON, Edwin Carl, a Senator from Colorado; born in Scandia, Republic County, Kans., January 1, 1884; moved with his parents to a cattle ranch near Elsie, Nebr., in 1884; attended the rural schools; employed as railroad laborer, telegrapher, and train dispatcher 1901-1909; homesteaded on government land in Colorado in 1910; operated the Farmers’ Cooperative Milling Elevator and also engaged in the produce business 1920-1930; member, State house of representatives 1923-1931; lieutenant governor of Colorado 1931-1933 and Governor 1933-1937; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1936; reelected in 1942 and again in 1948 and served from January 3, 1937, to January 3, 1955; was not a candidate for reelection in 1954; chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), Select Committee on the Joseph McCarthy Censure (Eighty-third Congress); Governor of Colorado 1955-1957; was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; retired but remained active as a volunteer on several State commissions and committees; died in Denver, Colo., May 30, 1970; interment in Fairmont Mausoleum.

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  11/02/1954 CO Governor Won 53.56% (+7.12%)
  11/02/1948 CO US Senate Won 66.79% (+34.44%)
  09/14/1948 CO US Senate - D Primary Won 71.86% (+43.71%)
  11/03/1942 CO US Senate Won 50.23% (+1.05%)
  09/08/1942 CO US Senate - D Primary Won 61.99% (+23.98%)
  11/03/1936 CO US Senate Won 63.45% (+28.20%)
  09/08/1936 CO US Senate - D Primary Won 68.00% (+36.00%)
  11/06/1934 CO Governor Won 58.11% (+18.20%)
  11/08/1932 CO Governor Won 57.23% (+16.45%)
  11/04/1930 CO Lieutenant Governor Won 49.56% (+1.57%)
  11/06/1928 CO State House - Routt and Moffat Won 60.95% (+21.90%)
  11/02/1926 CO State House - Routt and Moffat Won 59.36% (+18.72%)
  11/04/1924 CO State House - Routt and Moffat Won 54.93% (+9.85%)
  11/07/1922 CO State House - Routt and Moffat Won 53.72% (+7.43%)
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US President - D Convention - Jul 26, 1952 D Richard B. Russell, Jr.