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Johnson, Arthur Lloyd, Jr.

(born: December 5, 1914  -  died: December 26, 2005) 

Arthur Johnson, Jr. was the second African American Democrat elected to the Kentucky General Assembly, serving from 1964-1965. He was also first violinist with the Louisville Civic Orchestra and a former vice president of the Mid-Western Tennis Association as well as a high school teacher in Louisville.

Johnson was a graduate of the University of Kansas and Hampton Institute [now Hampton University], where he played basketball and football. He was born in Lawrence, KS.

For more contact the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission; and see J. Packett, "Losing in tennis surely spotlights winning attitude, Johnson, nearing 80, gets respect," Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/10/1994, Sports section, p. E7;  Arthur Lloyd Johnson, Jr. in the obituaries section of the Courier-Journal, 12/29/2005; and Arthur Lloyd Johnson, Jr.'s obituary at

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