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Robert Wayne Johnson

Robert Wayne Johnson, American former federal agency administrator. Recipient performance awards United States Bureau Reclamation, 1977, 78, 81, 84-86, 88, 90, Professorial Lecturer award Golden Gate University, San Francisco, 1987; fellow University Nevada, 1974-1975; professional water exchange fellow United States Bureau Reclamation, Canberra, Australia, 1992.


  • Johnson, Robert Wayne was born on March 6, 1951 in Lovelock, Nevada, United States. Son of Dorsey Edward and Geneva Mae (Shearer) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Nevada, 1973. Master of Science, University Nevada, 1977.


    • Research assistant University Nevada, Reno, 1974-1975. Agricultural economist United States Bureau Reclamation, United States Department Interior, Sacramento, 1975-1979, economist Boulder City, Nevada, 1979-1981, chief economic resources board, 1981-1987, chief contracts & repayment Washington, 1987-1988, regional supervisor water, land and power Boulder City, 1988-1991, assistant regional director lower Colorado region., 1991—1995, regional director, 1995—2006, commissioner Washington, 2006—2009. Instructor Golden Gate University, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1981-1987.

      Speaker, panel american American Society Public Administrators, Las Vegas, 1991. Speaker Arizona Agribusiness Council, Phoenix, 1991. Participant Western States Water Council Workshops, Park City, Utah, 1992.


    • Contributing author: Water Marketing, 1989
    • also articles.


    Memm. Colorado River Water Users Association, Association California Water Agencies, Nevada Water Resources Association (speaker since 1989).



    Golf, tennis, travel.


    • Married Mary Lucy Serrano, May 19, 1974. Children: Gabriel, Carolynn.
    • father: Dorsey Edward Johnson
    • mother: Geneva Mae (Shearer) Johnson
    • spouse: Mary Lucy Serrano
    • children: Gabriel Johnson
    • Carolynn Johnson
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    Born March 6, 1951
    (age 66)