Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 4th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Preceded byCynthia McKinney
Personal details
Henry Calvin Johnson Jr.

(1954-10-02) October 2, 1954 (age 68)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mereda Davis
ResidenceLithonia, Georgia, U.S.
EducationClark Atlanta University (BA)
Texas Southern University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Henry Calvin Johnson Jr.[1] (born October 2, 1954) is an American lawyer and politician. He is the U.S. representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party.[2][3]

Johnson is one of only three Buddhists to have been in the United States Congress. The others are Senator Mazie Hirono and former Representative Colleen Hanabusa, both of Hawaii.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Marriages, The Atlanta Constitution, January 24, 1980
  2. Williams, Dave (2006-08-04). "Low-key primary turns into high-profile runoff". Gwinnett (Georgia) Daily Post. Archived from the original on 2006-08-13. Retrieved 2006-08-07.
  3. Tatum, Crystal (23 August 2011). "Newton to get new congressional districts". The Newton Citizen. Newtoncitizen.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  4. Jonathan Tilove. "New Congress brings with it religious firsts". Newhouse News Service. Archived from the original on 19 December 2006.
  5. "Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 114th Congress". Pew Research Center. January 5, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2016. The number of Buddhists in Congress fell from three to two, as Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, lost her bid for a Senate seat.