James Paul Johnson

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James Paul "Jim" Johnson (born June 2, 1930) is an American politician and lawyer. He served as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives representing Colorado's 4th congressional district from January 3, 1971 through January 3, 1981.

Johnson was born in Yankton, South Dakota. He earned his B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1952 and later earned an LL.B. from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado in 1959.

Johnson served in the United States Marine Corps as a jet pilot in Korea from 1952 to 1956. He was named deputy district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District of Colorado from 1959 to 1966. He was the Municipal Judge for Ault, Colorado from 1962 to 1965, and assistant district attorney from 1964 to 1966.

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