House 1963-66 (District 11); House 1967-72 (District 11A)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Independent
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Gus, Little Gus
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Lawyer, Law Firm with His Son Charles/Former Teacher, Lake Crystal Country and City Schools, Couple Years
Lake Crystal High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1913
Mankato Normal School; Attended College; Teaching
Hamline University; Attended College; One Year
University of Minnesota, Law School; Law Degree; 1920
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Various Villages, Cities, and Townships, Minnesota;
19?? to 19??
United States Army (World War I);
1917 to 19??
Blue Earth, Minnesota;
1930 to 1938
Susie Mullenix (married in 1920, she died in 1929); Bernice Schwanke (remarried in 1931; divorced in 1939, she died in 1948); Anne Ehlman (remarried in 1941; she died on January 13, 1974)
Three children: Charles A., and Carl A. (sons); Brenda M. (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
"Firmly declaring his independence, the man known affectionately as 'Little Gus' stated he would 'do the best I can for the City of Mankato and the state, neither controlled by, nor dictated to, by either party.'" ("Colorful Ex-Legislator 'Gus' Johnson Dies." Mankato Free Press, May 3, 1977, p. 1)
He was a member of the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge, the Elks, the Moose Lodge, and the Eagles Lodge.
He died at a nursing home in Lake Crystal, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota. He was buried in the Lake Crystal Cemetery.
He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota.
Religion provided by his obituary.