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  •   Albert W. Johnson, 92, Dies

    Friday, September 4, 1998; Page B07

    Albert W. Johnson, 92, a Pennsylvania Republican who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1976 and served as ranking minority member of the Committee on Banking and Currency and the Committee on Postal Service, died of pneumonia Sept. 1 in a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.

    Mr. Johnson practiced law and accounting in his home town of Smethport, Pa., and served 17 years as state representative. In Pennsylvania, he served as majority whip and was chairman of the House Committee on Rules and was a member of the State Public Building Authority, State Highway and Bridge Authority and the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee.

    He was elected to the U.S. Congress in a special election in 1963, filling the vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Rep. Leon H. Gavin (R). He lost a re-election bid in 1976 and retired to Boca Raton.

    He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated and received a law degree from Stetson University in De Land, Fla.

    His first wife, Virginia Balsley, died in 1978. His second wife, Helen Colby, died in 1994.

    Survivors include four children, Richmond Johnson of Warren, Pa., David Johnson of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Ronald Johnson of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Karen Johnson of New York City and Boca Raton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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