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Dixie Rachel Johnson

Dixie Rachel Johnson, American finance executive. Named Woman of Year, Detroit Lakes Business and Professional Women, 1986.

Background

  • Johnson, Dixie Rachel was born on January 4, 1934 in Wendell, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Clarence William and Ruth Evelyn (Kube) Lacey.

  • Education

    • Graduated from high school, Elbow Lake, Minnesota.

    Career

    • Bookkeeper Fergus Falls (Minnesota) Hatchery, 1951-1952. Secretary State Farm Insurance Company, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1966-1967. Bookkeeper Rock River Cablevision, Inc., Sterling, Illinois, 1968-1970.

      Vice president Lakeland Cablevision, Inc., Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 1971-1978, president, 1978-1986. Vice president Cablevision, Inc., 1985-1986. Manager personal finances, since 1986.

      Member Industrial Development Corporation, Detroit Lakes, since 1979. Board directors 1st National Bank, Detroit Lakes.

    Politics

    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.

    Membership

    Alderman-at-large Detroit Lakes City Council, since 1979, member fire department committee, 1979, member ordinance charter committee, 1979, chair community development committee, since 1983. Chair Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Committee, Detroit Lakes, 1979-1986, Committee to Re-Elect Congreeman, Detroit Lakes, 1982. Chair board directors Detroit Lakes United Way, since 1983.

    Member State Republican Election Committee, Detroit Lakes, 1984, 86. Chairman governor board St. Marys Hospital, since 1988. Member League of Women Voters (charter), Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce (chairman membership drive 1988), Beta Sigma Phi (president Detroit Lakes chapter 1985-1986).

    Personality

    Interests

    Interior decorating, sewing, camping.

    Connections

    • Married Donald Walter Johnson, August 16, 1952. Children: Deborah, Garret, Holly.
    • father: Clarence William Lacey
    • mother: Ruth Evelyn (Kube) Lacey
    • spouse: Donald Walter Johnson
    • children: Deborah Johnson
    • Garret Johnson
    • Holly Johnson
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    Born January 4, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1951 - 1952
      Bookkeeper, Fergus Falls (Minnesota) Hatchery
    • 1966 - 1967
      secretary, State Farm Insurance Company
      Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
    • 1968 - 1970
      bookkeeper, Rock River Cablevision
      Sterling, Virginia, United States
    • 1971 - 1978
      vice president, Lakeland Cablevision
      Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      vice president, Cablevision
    • 1986
      manager, personal finances

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