Hiram Johnson

California governor (1911-17) and senator (1917-45)

Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was an American progressive Republican politician.[1]

Hiram Johnson
United States Senator
from California
In office
March 16, 1917 – August 6, 1945
Preceded byJohn D. Works
Succeeded byWilliam Knowland
23rd Governor of California
In office
January 3, 1911 – March 15, 1917
LieutenantA. J. Wallace
John Morton Eshleman
William Stephens
Preceded byJames Gillett
Succeeded byWilliam Stephens
Personal details
Hiram Warren Johnson

(1866-09-02)September 2, 1866
Sacramento, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 6, 1945(1945-08-06) (aged 78)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Other political
Progressive (1912–1917)
Spouse(s)Minne L. McNeal
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley

He was the 23rd Governor of California from 1911 to 1917 and a United States Senator from 1917 to 1945. He was also Theodore Roosevelt's running mate in the 1912 presidential election on the Progressive (also known as the "Bull Moose") ticket.

Johnson unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1920 and 1924 and supported Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election.

Johnson supported many of the New Deal programs but came to oppose Roosevelt as his presidency grew longer. Johnson remained in the Senate until his death in 1945 from cerebral thrombosis.


  1. "HON. HIRAM WARREN JOHNSON". freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2017.

Other websites


United States Congress. "JOHNSON, Hiram Warren (id: J000140)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.