Robert Davis Johnson

Robert Davis Johnson ( * August 12, 1883 in Slater, Saline County, Missouri; † 23 October 1961, in Marshall, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1933 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Johnson attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1901, the Portland High School in Indiana. He then studied at the Missouri Valley College in Marshall. Between 1901 and 1907, Johnson worked as a teacher. From 1915 to 1923 he was bailiff at the District Court in Saline County. During this time he studied law. In 1917 he was admitted as an attorney and in 1923, he practiced in Marshall in this profession. From 1925 to 1928 Johnson prosecutor in Saline County.

Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. After the death of Congressman Samuel C. Major, he was at the due election for the seventh seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 29 December 1931. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1932, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1933. This was marked by the events of the Great Depression.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Johnson practiced first again as a lawyer. Between 1940 and 1947 he was a judge in the 15th Judicial District of the State of. He then continued his legal practice in Marshall, where he died on 23 October 1961.