Joseph B. Johnson

Joseph Blaine Johnson ( born August 29, 1893 in Helsingborg, Sweden, † October 25, 1986 in Springfield, Vermont ) was an American politician and 1955-1959 Governor of the State of Vermont.

Early years and business promotion

In 1902, Joseph Johnson came with his family from Sweden to Springfield in Vermont. By 1915, he studied at the University of Vermont. He then worked as a mechanic at the Bryant Chucking Gear Company. He brought it up to his departure from the company in 1949 to General Manager. Johnson was also still director of the First National Bank of Springfield and the Lovejoy Tool Company and Vice President of the Springfield Cooperative Savings and Loan Association.

Political career

Johnson was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1945 and 1947 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Vermont. After that, he was from 1947 to 1951 to the State Senate. From 1951 to 1955 he served as Deputy Governor Deputy Governor Lee E. Emerson, whose successor he was elected in 1954.

The inauguration took place on January 6, 1955. According to a re-election in 1956, Johnson was able to January 6, 1959 remain in this office. In his reign, government bonds were issued. With the proceeds to Vermont was able to participate in the federally -initiated construction of motorways. Johnson campaigned for better funding of the University of Vermont. In 1956 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, was nominated to the President Dwight D. Eisenhower for a second term.

Further CV

At the end of his tenure, Johnson retired from politics. But he remained active business and was still director of the Lovejoy Tool Company and the First National Bank of Springfield, whose president he became later. Joseph Johnson died in 1986 at the age of 93 years. With his wife, Virginia F. Slack he had a child.