Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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JOHNSON, Albert (1869-1957)

JOHNSON, ALBERT, a Representative from Washington; born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., March 5, 1869; attended the public and high schools at Atchison and Hiawatha, Kans.; reporter on the St. Joseph (Mo.) Herald and the St. Louis (Mo.) Globe-Democrat 1888-1891; managing editor of the New Haven Register in 1896 and 1897; news editor of the Washington (D.C.) Post in 1898; moved to Tacoma, Wash., in 1898; editor of the Tacoma News 1898-1906; became editor and publisher of Grays Harbor Washingtonian (Hoquiam, Wash.) in 1907; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Immigration and Naturalization (Sixty-sixth through Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; while a Member of Congress was commissioned a captain in the Chemical Warfare Service, during the First World War, receiving an honorable discharge on November 29, 1918; retired from the newspaper business in 1934; died in a veterans hospital at American Lake, Wash., January 17, 1957; interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Hoquiam, Wash.

Washington State Library
Olympia, WA
Papers: 1909-1934. 1/2 cubic foot.
Newspaper clippings, 1912 campaign material, and reminiscences.


University of Washington
Special Collections
Seattle, WA
Papers: In the papers of Edwin Gardner Ames, 1856-1931, ca. 70 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Albert Johnson.


Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
Papers: In the papers of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Olympia, Wash., 1883-1939, .4 linear foot.
Collection includes correspondence with Albert Johnson.

  • Johnson, Albert. Abolish the Fahrenheit Thermometer. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1916.
  • ---. The Defense of Alaska--the Union of the White Race and the Problem of Universal Peace. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1913.