House 1933-34 (District 56); Senate 1935-62 (District 56)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Amador Township, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Farmer, Specializing in Registered Dairy Cattle
Almelund Public Schools; Elementary School; Graduate
North Branch Public Schools; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota, School of Agriculture; College Graduate; 1914
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Armed Forces (World War I);
191? to 19??
Amador, Minnesota (Town Clerk);
1920 to 1924
Three children: Ray (son), Louise and Avis (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
"C. Elmer Johnson also was a liberal." ("Former Legislator C. Johnson Dies at 83." Minneapolis Tribune, February 24, 1975)
"He once said he was most proud of two accomplishments in his legislative tenure: authorship of the state's first civil service law and co-authorship of a bill putting the state Highway Patrol under Civil Service. He was also co-author of the state's income tax law and sat on many agricultural committees."
("Former Legislator C. Johnson Dies at 83." Minneapolis Tribune, February 24, 1975)
He died in the Chisago Lakes Hospital in Chisago City, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund, Minnesota. He was buried in the church cemetery.
Religion provided by his obituary.