03/30/1923 - 04/06/2009

JOHNSON, Joel J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Hamilton, Martin County, NC, March 30, 1923; graduated, Simon Gratz High School; graduated, Pioneer Business College; served, United States Air Force; Ward leader; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1969 term and served 5 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1980); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1980); died, April 6, 2009 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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