Glen Dale JOHNSON, Congress, OK (1911-1983)


JOHNSON, Glen Dale, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Melbourne, Izard County, Ark., September 11, 1911; moved to Paden, Okla., 1920; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Oklahoma Law School at Norman in 1939; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Okemah, Okla.; member of the State house of representatives 1940-1942; resigned his membership in the house in January 1942 and enlisted in the United States Army as a private and was discharged as a captain in May 1946; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; neutral arbitrator for National Mediation Board in 1949 and 1950; served as attorney in the Office of the Solicitor, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1961-1967; chairman, Oil Import Appeals Board, representing the Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1967-1969; attorney in Solicitor’s Office, Department of the Interior, Muskogee, Okla., 1969-1972; was a resident of Okemah, Okla., until his death there on February 10, 1983.

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