Rowland Louis Johnston

Rowland Louis Johnston ( born April 23 1872 in Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri, † September 22, 1939 in Rolla, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1931 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Rowland Johnston attended the common schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1894 and its recent approval as a lawyer in St. Louis, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1892 and 1896 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri. During the Spanish- American War of 1898 Johnston worked as a recruiting officer. He also belonged to the state militia. Between 1904 and 1908 he served as a prosecutor in St. Louis. In 1908 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the William Howard Taft was nominated as a presidential candidate. From 1920 to 1926 Johnston worked as an attorney for the city of St. Louis. Since 1926 he lived in Rolla, where he continues to practice as a lawyer.

In the congressional elections of 1928, Johnston was in the 16th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the meantime deceased Thomas L. Rubey on March 4, 1929. Since he Democrat William Edward Barton was defeated in 1930, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1931. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Rowland Johnston worked as an attorney in Rolla again, where he died on 22 September 1939.