Sam Johnson

American politician; U.S. Representative for Texas (1930-2020)

Samuel Robert Johnson (October 11, 1930 – May 27, 2020) was an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district serving in Congress from 1991 to 2019. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Sam Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 3rd district
In office
May 8, 1991 – January 3, 2019
Preceded bySteve Bartlett
Succeeded byVan Taylor
Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee
In office
October 29, 2015 – November 5, 2015
Preceded byPaul Ryan
Succeeded byKevin Brady
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 60th district
In office
January 8, 1985 – May 21, 1991
Preceded byFrank Eikenburg
Succeeded byBrian McCall
Personal details
Born(1930-10-11)October 11, 1930
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 27, 2020(2020-05-27) (aged 89)
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Shirley Melton
(m. 1950; her death 2015)
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BBA)
George Washington University (MS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1950–1979
Rank Colonel
Unit51st Fighter Interceptor Wing
8th Tactical Fighter Wing
Commands31st Tactical Fighter Wing
Battles/warsKorean War
Vietnam War
AwardsSilver Star (2)
Legion of Merit (3)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star with valor
Purple Heart (2)
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (4)
Prisoner of War Medal

On January 6, 2017, Johnson announced he will not run for reelection in 2018.[1]

He was the last Korean War veteran to serve in Congress.[2]

Johnson died at his home in Plano, Texas on May 27, 2020 of natural causes at the age of 89.[3]

References change

  1. Scott Bland; Kyle Cheney (2017-01-06). "Texas Rep. Sam Johnson announces he won't run for reelection". Politico.
  2. "With McCain's Death, Carper Is Senate's Only Vietnam Veteran". Bloomberg Government. August 26, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  3. Weissert, Will (May 27, 2020). "Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies". Associated Press. Retrieved May 27, 2020.

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