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Louis A. Johnson

Louis A. JohnsonAKA Louis Arthur Johnson

Born: 10-Jan-1891
Birthplace: Roanoke, VA
Died: 24-Apr-1966
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Elkview Cemetery, Clarksburg, WV

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Defense, 1949-50

Military service: US Army (1917-19, WWI, France)

Chief fundraiser for Harry S. Truman's 1948 presidential campaign.

[1] Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

Father: Marcellus A. Johnson
Mother: Katherine Leftwich
Wife: Ruth Frances Maxwell (m. 1920, two daughters)
Daughter: Lillian Maxwell
Daughter: Mrs. A. C. C. Hill, Jr.

    High School: Jefferson High School, Roanoke, VA (1908)
    Law School:
LLB, University of Virginia Law School (1912)

    US Secretary of Defense (28-Mar-1949 to 19-Sep-1950 under Harry S. Truman)
    US Official Assistant Secretary of War (1937-40)
    Virginia State House of Delegates (1917)
    Steptoe & Johnson Partner
    American Legion National Commander (1932-33)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Rotary International
    Delta Chi Fraternity
    Delta Sigma Rho
    Tau Kappa Alpha Forensic Society

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 22-Aug-1938, DETAILS: War Department's Johnson

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