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Herbert Martin Johnson, American lawyer. Recipient Outstanding Methodist Churchman award, 1952; Outstanding Citizen citation Augustana College, 1956; voted outstanding senator Illinois News All-Alumni, Illinois newspapers and Indiana Voters Illinois, 1956.


Johnson, Herbert Martin was born on May 11, 1904 in Woodhull, Illinois, United States. Son of Otto A. and Emma A. (Samuelson) Johnson.


Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 1926. Postgraduate University of Chicago, 1927-1928. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1932.


August 1956); children—Judith E. (Mistress Steve R. Brown), James. Married second, Gladys P. Murray, May 17, 1958. 1 daughter, Marilyn R. (Mistress Richard Fredrichsen).

Instructor English, Harvard School for Boys 1927-1928. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1933. Schuyler, Wienfeld & Hennessy, Chicago, 1929-1937.

Attorney Chicago Rapid Transit Company, 1937-1947. General attorney Chicago N. Shore & Milwaukee Railway Company, Chicago, 1947-1949. Former senior member firm Johnson, Zahler, Campbell, Boughner & Stitt, Chicago.

Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary Illinois Mid-Continent Life Insurance Company, 1957-1964, president, 1964. President Combination Investments, Inc., 1963-1965. Then senior member of law firm Johnson, Snow, Holmgren and Burden.

Free-lance writer.


Member Illinois Senate from 19th District, 1956-1958, Chairman board directors Beverly Young Men’s Christian Association, 1951-1952. Member American Illinois, Chicago bar associations, American Judicature Society, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago (life), Chicago Natural History Museum, Nordic Law. Clubs: University, Executives (Chicago.


Married Shirley Elizabeth Oliver, February 6, 1932 (deceased.; married second, Gladys P. Murray, May 17, 1958. Children: Judith E. (Mistress.

Otto A. Johnson

Emma A. (Samuelson) Johnson

Shirley Elizabeth Oliver

Gladys P. Murray

Judith E. (Mrs Johnson