Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

 Profile of  Louis A. Johnson
Brief profile :
Fundraiser for President Truman's election campaign, 1948
Secretary of Defense, 1949-1950
Online Photos: Johnson photos
Biographical sketch :  
1891 (January 10) Born, Roanoke, Virginia
1912 LL.B., University of Virginia
1913-1918 Private legal practice
1916 Elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates. Served as majority floor leader and chairman of the Judiciary Committee
1918 U.S. Army officer in World War I
1919 Resumed private legal practice
1924 Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1932-1933 National Commander, American Legion
1936-1940 National Chairman, Democratic Advisory Committee
1937-1940 Assistant Secretary of War
1940-1949 Private legal practice
1942 President's personal representative in India
1948 Fundraiser for President Truman's election campaign
1949-1950 Secretary of Defense
1950-1966 Private legal practice
1966 (April 24) Died, Washington, D.C.