Paul Burney Johnson, Sr

Paul Burney Johnson, Sr

Hillsboro, Scott County, Mississippi, USA
Death 26 Dec 1943 (aged 63)
Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 33578347 · View Source
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US Congressman, 46th Mississippi Governor. After studying law, he opened a practice in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and from 1907 to 1908 served as the city judge. He was appointed circuit judge of the 12th judicial district in 1910, and was later elected in 1911 and 1915. In 1918, he was successful in his bid to become the United States Congressman for Mississippi's 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving three terms. Johnson was elected Governor in 1939, after two unsuccessful attempts. His term in office covered three years and during much of that time, he suffered ill health.

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