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Johnson, Verne C.

House 1953-54 (District 30)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/20/1925
Birth Place: Saint Peter, Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/2/2012
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney

EDUCATION

Cloquet High School; Secondary;
Southwest High School, Minneapolis; Secondary; 1942
University of Minnesota; B.S.L.; 1948
University of Minnesota, Law School; LL.B.; 1951

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: United States House of Representatives (Chief of Staff to United States Representative Dr. Walter Judd of Minnesota); [Dates Unknown]
Military: United States Army (World War II, Pacific Theatre; 1942 to 1945

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Carol
Children: Three children: Dwight and Ron (sons); Diane (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He became a resident of Minneapolis in 1942.

He was the Executive Director of the Citizens League in 1958-1967; he was the Citizens League board chair from 1974-1975.

He spent 15 years as an executive of General Mills.

He founded the Civic Caucus, a group of policy leaders focused on making Minnesota a leading state in the areas of health, education, and welfare, in 2005.

A memorial service was held at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie on November 10, 2012. He was buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

58th Legislative Session (1953-1954)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 30
Elected: 11/5/1952
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/6/1953 to 1/3/1955
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Elections
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Temperance and Liquor Control