Clete Donald Johnson, Jr.

Clete Donald "Don" Johnson Jr. ( born January 30, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American politician. Between 1993 and 1995 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clete Johnson attended the public schools in Franklin County. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia and his 1973 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession. In the same year he worked as a lawyer for the Tax Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Between 1973 and 1977 he served in the legal department of the United States Air Force. In 1978 he studied at the London School of Economics.

Politically, Johnson was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1987 and 1993 he sat in the Senate of Georgia. In the congressional elections of 1992 he was in the tenth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Doug Barnard on January 3, 1993. Since he lost already at the next elections against Charlie Norwood, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1995.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Johnson was employed between 1998 and 2000 with the rank of ambassador to the commercial agent of the United States office. Since 2004 he works for the Faculty of Law, University of Georgia. He is Director of the Department of State Dean Rusk Center for International, Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies.