Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
JOHNSON, Clete Donald, Jr. (Don) (1948-)

JOHNSON, CLETE DONALD, JR. (DON), a Representative from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Ga., January 30, 1948; attended the public schools of Franklin County, Ga.; B.A., University of Georgia, 1970, J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1973, LL.M., London School of Economics, 1978; United States Air Force, 1973-1977; admitted to the bar in 1973 and commenced the practice of law; staff attorney, House Ways and Means Committee, 1973; Georgia State senator, 1987-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third Congress (January 3, 1993-January 5, 1995); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; ambassador, Office of United States Trade Representative, 1998-2000.

University of Georgia Libraries
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: Record Group A: State Senate Files, 1987-1992, 27.75 linear feet.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group A: State Senate Files were generated while Don Johnson served in the Georgia General Assembly as a Senator from 1987 to 1993. The General Files include materials that assisted Johnson with monitoring legislative issues, researching and writing legislation, developing legislative initiatives, as well as observing local issues. Included are files relating to the Intra County Telephone Toll Bill, Johnson?s work on the Appropriations and Reapportionment Committees, the Export Study Commission, and the Hobbs Act. The Issue files contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed materials, reports, maps and bills. These were issues of particular interest to Johnson which included human resources, taxation and transportation. The Campaign series contains material relating to Johnson?s campaign in 1987 to fill the seat of the late Parks Brown and his subsequent races in 1988, 1990, and 1992. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: Record Group B: Congress, 1973-2000, 96 linear feet.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group B: Congress includes constituent services correspondence documenting a rich mix of issues from the early 1990s including Clinton?s health care plan, proposed tax increases, the implementation of ?Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell? relating to the sexual preferences of military personnel, abortion legislation, gun control, and the federal budget. There are clippings and legislative files regarding Johnson and legislation on which he worked. Legislative topics include: banking, energy, the environment, housing, judicial issues, Urban Affairs, and Appropriations. The campaign series contains items pertaining to Johnson?s two campaigns for congress including: correspondence, information about campaign events, campaign ephemera, and clippings. Also found here is material documenting the activities of Johnson?s district office in Athens, Georgia. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: Record Group C: Post-Congressional, 1994-2000, 2.5 linear feet.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group C: Post-Congressional files pertain to Don Johnson?s service as chief textile negotiator and principal advisor to both the president and the United States Trade Representative on all textile and apparel trade matters. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: Record Group D: Personal, 1972-2000, 2.75 linear feet.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group D: Personal contains files from Don Johnson?s early career as a lawyer in Royston, Georgia, as well as his work in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. It also contains files from 1981 when Johnson was recipient of the Georgia Rusk International Law Award. Files also pertain to Johnson?s legal work. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: Record Group E: Photographs, 1987-2000, 1 linear foot.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group E: Photographs document Don Johnson's service in the Georgia State Senate as well as his work in the United States House of Representatives. Pictures include Johnson with other politicians and civic groups. A small document his work on committees as a U.S. Congressman as well as an ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Audiovisual materials: Record Group F: Audiovisual Materials, 1986-2005, 78 items.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group F: Audiovisual Materials includes one audiocassette, one microcassette, five quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, and 71 VHS videocassettes documenting campaign ads, speeches, press appearances, and policy-related activities of Johnson's terms in the Georgia State Senate and the U.S. Congress. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Artifacts: Record Group G: Artifacts, 1980-2000, 1 box.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group G: Artifacts primarily consists of campaign paraphenalia from Johnson's bids for Congress. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: Record Group H: Maps, 1986-1994, 1 box.
The C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group H: Maps contains maps of congressional districts in Georgia and other unprocessed maps. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the E. Roy Lambert Papers, 1787-2008, 8.25 linear feet.
Persons represented include Don Johnson.

Photographs: In the Zell Miller Papers, Series VI: Photographs, 1926-2009, 13 boxes.
Persons represented include Don Johnson.

Audiovisual materials: In the Zell Miller Papers, Series IX: Audiovisual Material, 1974-2006, 3423 items.
Persons represented include Don Johnson.

Oral history: In the Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, 2006-2010, 149 video interviews.
The collection includes an oral history interiew with Don Johnson conducted on November 29, 2010: http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/russell/view?docId=ead/rogp.xml;query=Johnson, Don#ref805.133.

Audiovisual materials: In the J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series VI: Audiovisual, 1983-1999, 272 items.
Persons represented include Don Johnson.