Representative Harvey W. Johnson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/13/1976
Birth County: Audubon
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955)
58 (1959)
60 (1963)
62 (1967) - 63 (1969)
Home County: Audubon
Harvey W. Johnson
Audubon County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Harvey W. Johnson, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Harvey W. Johnson was born in Audubon County, Iowa, January 22, 1904, the son of Lawrence W. and Mary Esbeck Johnson.

He attended the Elk Horn Public School and married Beulah Larsen of Elk Horn in 1928. To this union were born two sons, Keith W. and Lynn W.

He was member of the Elk Horn Lutheran Church and was treasurer of the Cemetery Board at the time of his death. He was a member of the Audubon County Farm Bureau, serving as President and Voting Delegate and President of the Farm Service Company. He was a member of the American Hereford Association, served as President of the Southwest Hereford Association and as a Director of the Iowa Hereford Association. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Better Elk Horn Club, past President of the Elk Horn Danish Mutual Insurance Company and also past President of the Farmers Fire Protective Association.

He owned and farmed five hundred sixty acres in partnership with his sons and retired in 1970.

Mr. Johnson, a Republican, was a member of the Fifty—sixth, Fifty—eighth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra, Sixty—second and Sixty—third General Assemblies, representing Audubon and Guthrie Counties.

Mr. Johnson passed away November 13, 1976. He is survived by his wife, Beulah; two sons, Keith W. and Lynn W.; six grandchildren, one great-grandson and one brother, J. Clifford Johnson of Council Bluffs.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty—seventh General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the late Honorable Harvey W. Johnson, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.