Johnson, Samuel Robert (10/11/1930- )

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  • Number of Terms: 8
  • Committees/Roles: Finance and Investment Committee; ad hoc Committee on Facilities Revitalization. Johnson also represents the Regents on the Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Occupation: U.S. Representative
  • Biography: Sam Johnson was born in San Antonio, Texas. He received a B.B.A. from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1951 and his M.S.I.A. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in 1974. Johnson served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1979 during which he flew 62 combat missions in the Korean War (F-86s) and endured seven years as a POW in Vietnam. He served as a member of the Texas state house of representatives from 1985 to 1991. Johnson, Republican, was elected to the 102nd Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Steve Bartlett in 1992. Johnson is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, where he serves on its subcommittees on Heath; and Social Security.


  • Johnson, Samuel Robert 10/11/1930
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Representative
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )


Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type

Representative (Republican)




Biographical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress, 1774-Present.. Washington, D.C.: United States Congress, 1998.

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Regent Tenure: 1/1995-1/2017


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