The Passing of Congressman Sam Johnson

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


The Passing of Congressman Sam Johnson

AUSTIN, TX – This evening, the family of former Texas Republican Congressman Sam Johnson announced his passing.

Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey commented:

“Our longtime Republican Congressman Sam Johnson started a lifetime of service to our country at a very young age when he served in the Korean War and then in the Vietnam War where he was a prisoner-of-war in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” for nearly seven tortuous years. Upon his retirement, Congressman Johnson was the final veteran of the Korean War to serve as a Congress Member.”

“Congressman Johnson showed great love for his family, his state, his work and his country throughout his life. He left an indelible impression on so very, very many. His legacy of service, of courage and of faith were character traits admired and beloved.

“We remain grateful for Congressman Johnson’s 28 years of selfless service in Congress and for our Republican Party.  We pray for his family and we honor his legacy.”


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