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JOHNSON, Jed Joseph, Jr. (1939-1993)

JOHNSON, JED JOSEPH, JR., (son of Jed Joseph Johnson), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Washington, D.C., December 27, 1939; attended the public schools in Chickasha, Okla., and Friends Seminary in New York City; served as a congressional page and graduated from the Capitol Page School in Washington, D.C., in 1957; graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1961; delegate to International Student Movement for the United Nations Conference at Lund, Sweden, in 1961; president of the United States Youth Council, 1962-1964; led a United States Youth Council delegation to West Africa in 1963; member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO; served three years as nongovernmental observer at the United Nations; elected at age twenty-four as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; special assistant to the Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1967-1968; member, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1968-1972; consultant, Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, United States Senate, 1973; served as executive director of the United States Association of Former Members of Congress from 1974 until his death in Falls Church, Va., on December 16, 1993; was a resident of Alexandria, Va.