Paul B. Johnson Sr.

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Paul B. Johnson Sr.
46th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 16, 1940 – December 26, 1943
Lieutenant GovernorDennis Murphree
Preceded byHugh L. White
Succeeded byDennis Murphree
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byPat Harrison
Succeeded byT. Webber Wilson
Personal details
BornMarch 23, 1880
Hillsboro, Mississippi
DiedDecember 26, 1943
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Corinne Venable

Paul Burney Johnson Sr. (March 23, 1880 – December 26, 1943) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. He was a United States Representative from Mississippi, 1919–1923, and Governor of Mississippi, 1940–1943. His son, Paul B. Johnson Jr., later became the Governor of Mississippi. He was a Democrat.