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Joseph Bernard Johnson, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1948, United States District Court (District of Columbia District) 1949, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit), 1951, Supreme Court of the United States Ct.1981, United States Tax Court 1949. Decorated Bronze Star medal with two oak leaf clusters, Purple heart with two oak leaf clusters (United States), Forre de Guerre (Belgium), Order of Holland (Netherlands).

Background

Johnson, Joseph Bernard was born on July 6, 1919 in Cambridge, Minnesota, United States. Son of Joseph B. and Ruth (Barker) Johnson.

Education

Student, Carleton College, 1938-1941;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1948.

Career

Worked at Johnson, Killen, Thibodeau & Seiler, A Professional Association (Duluth, Minnesota) specializing in Trusts Law, Estates Law, Corporate Law, Taxation Law. Admitted to the bar, 1948, Minnesota. 1949, United States. District Court, District of Minnesota.

1951, United States. Tax Court. 1956, United States. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. 1982, United States. Supreme Court.

Member, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Member, State Board of Law Examiners, 1956-1959. Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Committee on Attorney Registration.

Member: Eleventh District (President, 1966-1967), Minnesota State (Member, Board of Governors, 1967-1969. Chair: Judicial Selection Committee, 1970-1973. Judicial Plebiscite Committee, 1974) and American Bar Associations.

American Judicature Society. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Military: Lieutenant Colonel, United States.A.R.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1948, United States District Court (District of Columbia District) 1949, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit), 1951, Supreme Court of the United States Ct.1981, United States Tax Court 1949.

Membership

Director Norwest Bank Duluth, (1971-1988). Vice chairman Minnesota Board Law Examiners, 1956-1959. Chairman budget committee Duluth Community Chest, 1952-1963.

Chairman Duluth Welfare Council, 1967-1970. Board directors Duluth Young Men’s Christian Association, president, 1977-1979, chairman board trustees, 1979-1989. Member National Council Young Men’s Christian Association's.

Board directors St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, 1970-1976. Trustee Hunt Scholorship Fund, 1957-1969, chairman, 1967-1969. Board directors, vice president United Way of Duluth.

Vice president St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, 1985-1988, also chairman board Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve. Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel.

Mem American Bar Association (taxation secretary, probate and trust law section), Minnesota Bar Association (board governors 1967-1970, chairman judicial selection committee 1969-1973), 11th District Bar Association (president 1966-1967), American Judicature Society, Duluth Chamber of Commerce (chairman tax and tax laws committee), Duluth Junior Chamber of C. (vice president 1950-1951), Good Shepard Endowment Fund (president 1986-1996). Clubs: Northland Country (president 1962-1963), Kitchi Gammi. Lodges: Rotary (chairman judicial committee, foundation committee).

Connections

Married Kathryn M. Dabelstein, February 20, 1943 (deceased March 1983). Children– Joseph Bernard III, Christine Ruth. Married Jean S. Whiting, December 17, 1994.

father:
Joseph B. Johnson

mother:
Ruth (Barker) Johnson

spouse:
Kathryn M. Dabelstein

spouse:
Jean S. Whiting

child:
Joseph Bernard III Johnson

child:
Christine Ruth Johnson