John Brown Johnston
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 5th district
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
|Preceded by||James P. Maher|
|Succeeded by||Ardolph Loges Kline|
|Born||July 10, 1882|
|Died||January 11, 1960 (aged 77)|
Brooklyn, New York
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||New York Law School|
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 10, 1882, Johnston immigrated to the United States in 1886 with his parents who settled in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the public schools in Long Island City and Brooklyn and the New York Law School. He was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Brooklyn.
Elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress for New York's fifth district, Johnston served as United States Representative from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1921. He was not a candidate for renomination, and resumed the practice of his profession in New York City.
Johnston was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1924. Elected a justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court for the second district, he assumed his duties on January 1, 1928, and on January 1, 1935, was designated an associate justice of the appellate division and served until his retirement on December 31, 1952. On January 1, 1953, he was appointed an official referee of the supreme court and continued until July 4, 1955. Then he assumed the office of State Administrator of the Judicial Conference of the State of New York until his death.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- United States Congress. "John B. Johnston (id: J000190)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John Brown Johnston entry at The Political Graveyard
- John B. Johnston at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
James P. Maher
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 5th congressional district
March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1921
Ardolph Loges Kline