Albert JOHNSON, Congress, WA (1869-1957)


JOHNSON, Albert, a Representative from Washington; born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., March 5, 1869; attended the public and high schools at Atchison and Hiawatha, Kans.; reporter on the St. Joseph (Mo.) Herald and the St. Louis (Mo.) Globe-Democrat 1888-1891; managing editor of the New Haven Register in 1896 and 1897; news editor of the Washington (D.C.) Post in 1898; moved to Tacoma, Wash., in 1898; editor of the Tacoma News 1898-1906; became editor and publisher of Grays Harbor Washingtonian (Hoquiam, Wash.) in 1907; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Immigration and Naturalization (Sixty-sixth through Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; while a Member of Congress was commissioned a captain in the Chemical Warfare Service, during the First World War, receiving an honorable discharge on November 29, 1918; retired from the newspaper business in 1934; died in a veterans hospital at American Lake, Wash., January 17, 1957; interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Hoquiam, Wash.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present