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Jay Johnson

Jay JohnsonAKA Jay W. Johnson

Born: 30-Sep-1943
Birthplace: Bessemer, MI
Died: 17-Oct-2009
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Wisconsin, 1997-99

Military service: US Army (information specialist, 1966-68)

One-term liberal Democratic congressman from Wisconsin. Defeated lawyer David Prosser in 1996, 52% to 48%, but lost to Mark Green in 1998, 54.5% to 45%.

Father: Ruben Johnson (businessman, d.)
Mother: Catherine Johnson (b. 1913, d. 1996)
Brother: Jim Johnson (older, Kodak engineer in Rochester, NY)
Wife: (div. 1981)
Wife: JoLee Johnson (m. 1983)

    University: AA Speech, Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, MI (1963)
    University: BA Radio and Television Arts, Northern Michigan University (1965)
    University: MA Radio and Television Arts, Michigan State University (1970)

    US Official Director, US Mint (2000-01)
    US Congressman, Wisconsin 8th (1997-99)
    United Way
    Green Bay Family Violence Center President (2001-)
    Easter Seals of Wisconsin Board of Directors
    WLUK-TV Anchorman (1987-96)
    Risk Factors: Obesity


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