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  Hiram Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive politician from California; he served as Governor from 1911 to 1917, and as a United States Senator from 1917 to 1945.
Johnson was born in Sacramento, California, his father was Grove Lawrence Johnson, a Republican Representative and state legislator famous for his support of personal interests.
Johnson was re-elected governor in 1914 and in 1916 ran successfully for the U.S. Senate, taking office on March 16, 1917.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hiram_Johnson   (541 words)

 Johnson, Hiram Warren. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Johnson broke the political domination of the Southern Pacific RR in California and secured the enactment of much reform legislation.
Johnson himself was elected U.S. Senator on the Progressive ticket and, reelected four times, served in the Senate until his death.
Johnson had been a stubborn opponent of the League of Nations, and he remained one of the most consistent of the isolationists in Congress.
www.bartleby.com /65/jo/JohnsonHW.html   (248 words)

 Hiram Johnson: California Senator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Johnson himself was sprung from a father who was a "railroad lawyer," the agent of privileges in procuring special favors, by methods once well known, from the state legislature.
Johnson became the spokesman of public protest and the reform governor of the State.
Johnson's opponents are the elements of reaction, the malefactors of great wealth, the supporters of that social inequality which the crowd resents.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/Mirrors_of_Washington/hiramjohn_ba.html   (2165 words)

 Profile: Hiram Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hiram Warren Johnson was born in Sacramento in 1866.
Grove Johnson later paid off the notes and was subsequently elected to terms in both the Assembly and Congress.
As governor, Johnson led successful fights for institution of initiative, referendum and recall laws; the direct primary election; the eight-hour work day for women and children; the workers compensation act; pure food and drug acts; free textbooks in public schools; pensions for retired teachers; and more government control of the railroads and utilities.
www.sacbee.com /static/archive/news/projects/people_of_century/century_special/johnson.html   (421 words)

 LearnCalifornia.org - The Wane of Progressivism
Hiram Johnson was chosen as Roosevelt's running mate, and he toured the nation in a whirlwind campaign, making over 500 speeches.
Johnson reluctantly agreed to support the candidacy of Republican Charles Evans Hughes, former reformist governor of New York and justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Johnson himself abandoned the progressive agenda as Senator, focusing instead on the theme of isolationism and becoming one of the most vehement opponents to Woodrow Wilson's League of Nations.
www.learncalifornia.org /doc.asp?id=1611&pagetype=content   (1586 words)

 Sacramento News and Review June 21, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hiram Johnson is in the middle of a $9 million restoration project, and on a Friday morning in June, Douyon starts the day clutching a walkie-talkie while patrolling the school parking lot as his students begin to funnel in.
A group of Hiram Johnson alpha males exchange words with one of the sidewalk poster holders, and, walking over to the pack, Douyon has a few words of his own with his students, pointing out that the demonstrators have a right to be there.
Education experts generally agree that turning around an under-performing school like Hiram Johnson requires a coordinated effort enlisting the cooperation of parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff, and at the center of that effort is the school principal.
www.newsreview.com /issues/sacto/2001-06-21/cover.asp   (4631 words)

 McDougalLittell.com- State-Specific Help   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Johnson agreed, and together the two candidates attempted to restore the ideals of progressivism to the White House.
Johnson, who had held on to his position as governor during the presidential race, returned to his home state.
Ironically, it was Johnson's handling of another immigration matter that produced the most notable criticism of his otherwise highly progressive record.
www.mcdougallittell.com /state/ca/johnson.cfm   (1487 words)

 The real Hiram Johnson - North County Times / The Californian - Community Forums
Hiram Johnson's reforms rescued the state from the tentacles of the Southern Pacific Railroad, which effectively owned California's government from 1880 to 1910.
Hiram's father, Grove Johnson, was a railroad spokesman in the California Senate, and his son's anti-railroad politics soured their relationship.
Johnson once said he only trusted three men in the world, but he trusted the people to use their new political powers judiciously.
nctimes.com /articles/2003/09/30/opinion/commentary/9_29_0322_00_53.txt   (729 words)

 Descendants of James Sims: Fourth Generation
Edward C. Johnson was born in Fayette Co, VA 28 September 1861.
Sarah Johnson was born in Fayette Co, WV 15 July 1869.
Charles A. Johnson was born in Fayette Co, WV 27 January 1871.
www.fridley.net /sims/i0010343.htm   (534 words)

 Tidepool | Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Johnson was a celebrity of his time, a crusading prosecutor.
But Johnson was a latecomer to a movement that had been sweeping the West since the 1880s.
In Johnson's day, popular initiatives and recall votes were a way to wrestle control from railroads and financial institutions that had a lock on state government.
www.tidepool.org /original_content.cfm?articleid=151971   (818 words)

 Lawrence University Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Johnson brings more than 20 years of fund-raising and management experience to Lawrence, where he will be responsible for managing the college's major and planned giving programs, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, donor relations, information and systems support as well as alumni relations.
As Hiram's vice president and chief development officer, a position he has held since March 1, 2003, Johnson oversees all of Hiram's development operations, including the direction of a $53.5 million capital campaign currently in progress.
Prior to Hiram, Johnson spent nine years as the associate vice president for major gifts at Carthage College in Kenosha where he was responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts of $5,000 and more.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/public_affairs/media/release/0405/johnsonvp.html   (332 words)

 History News Network
How Ruth Rosen knows what Hiram Johnson would say about this recall is beyond me. What is even more astounding is that she would make such an arrogant, obtuse, and anti-historical claim on a history site.
She hasn't the foggiest notion what "Hiram" would have said for this simple reason: Were "Hiram" able to make even the closest approximation to an informed judgment about this recall, he would not thereby be the Hiram Johnson of the early 1900s.
This column was pro-recall-unlike the one we're discussing,but the Hiram Johnson of necessity for such musing(a person living today)would be highly unlikely to see things politically from an early 20th Century perspective.
hnn.us /readcomment.php?id=17413   (460 words)

 Truman Library - John P. Cosgrove Oral History Interview
JOHNSON: Also in 1948, and maybe this was the first dinner that you attended, it was the father and daughter night.
JOHNSON: He wrote to the President, "Everyone agrees it was the best one we have ever had," referring apparently to the Founders' Day party.
JOHNSON: Through documentation and tradition, we know he had respect for most working newsmen, although he could be rather vitriolic toward certain publishers, and I guess some editors.
www.trumanlibrary.org /oralhist/cosgrove.htm   (7708 words)

 The History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
William Baird, elected in 1866, re-elected in 1867; H. Johnson, elected in 1868, re-elected in 1869; F. Orris, elected in 1870, re-elected in 1871, 1872 and 1873; H. Johnson, (Chairman), in 1874, re-elected in 1875, 1876, 1877 and 1878; E. Cutler, elec ted in 1879; H. Thompson, elected in 1880, and is the present incumbent.
Johnson's grandfather, Abraham Johnson, was born, lived, and died at Cornish, Sul livan county, New Hampshire.
The younger, Hiram Johnson, was born at Cornish, Sullivan county, New Hampshire, on the t wenty-second of February, 1835.
www.edenmartin.com /counties/penn.htm   (7828 words)

 Hiram Johnson Warriors Agricultural Garden
School gardens are fairly common these days, but what makes Sacramento's Hiram W. Johnson High School garden unique is that it was started by their school nurse, Pauline Tracey (pictured on far right in the above group photo).
Another unique feature of the Hiram Johnson school garden is that it isn't actually located on school grounds.
Hiram Johnson's mailing address is: 6879 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820.
www.sacramentogardening.com /hiram_johnson_agricultural_garden.html   (555 words)

 HIRAM JOHNSON: THE BULL MOOSE RUNNING MATE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hiram Johnson, California governor for over six years and U.S. Senator from California for twenty-eight years, was a progressive reformer with enough political influence in his home state to sway elections.
Johnson's introduction to politics came from his father, a one-term Congressman from California.
Hiram's rise in Republican politics began after his separation from his father's organization.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/presidents_and_first_ladies/41238   (477 words)

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Hiram moved to SF to practice law and become assistant District Attorney.
Background: Hiram Johnson was born in Sacramento in 1886.
Contribution: As governor, Johnson pushed for institution of initiative, referendum and recall laws, the direct primary election, the eight-hour work day for women and children, the workers compensation act, pure food and drug acts, free textbooks in public schools, pensions for retired teachers, and better government control of the railroads and utilities.
home.nycap.rr.com /chudz/johnson.doc   (283 words)

 Hiram Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1914 Johnson was re-elected as governor of California.
A progressive on domestic issues, Johnson was an isolationist in foreign affairs and helped to defeat Woodrow Wilson in his plans for the United States to join the League of Nations.
In the 1930s Johnson supported Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal but was opposed to his foreign policies and voted against American membership of the United Nations.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAhiram.htm   (251 words)

 Recall Davis Rally Moments
He was supported by a group of reformers within the party known as "progressives." The progressives hoped that Johnson would clean up corruption in the state, just as he had helped to do in San Francisco.
Johnson served two terms as governor, working to achieve a wide range of reforms with the other progressives in power.
Hiram Johnson and his fellow California progressives scored an impressive victory in the election of 1910.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/954239/posts   (1755 words)

Johnson was disappointed that a conservative, Charles Evans Hughes, had won the Republican nomination for President rather than a more progressive candidate.
Johnson, probably feeling Harding to be unfit and not wanting to spend four years in a powerless position, declined.
Johnson's greatest contribution as a Senator was his leadership in creating the first large flood control and power generation project, Boulder Dam.
www.suite101.com /print_article.cfm/presidents_and_first_ladies/41238   (1455 words)

 What would Hiram Johnson do?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
POLITICIANS of all political persuasions are busy invoking the legacy of Hiram Johnson, the governor of California from 1911 to 1917, who pushed the constitutional amendments for initiative, referendum and recall that California voters ratified in 1911.
In his first inaugural address, Johnson tried to convince Californians why they should support these reforms that would give voters greater power to counter the corrupting influence of money on elected officials.
Although Hiram Johnson would have condemned Davis, he would have insisted on a populist recall -- not one purchased by independently wealthy Republicans conservatives intent on hijacking an election they previously had failed to win.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/08/21/ED116158.DTL&type=printable   (622 words)

 Won First Game of Season 15 hiram johnsonto 1 The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
HIRAM, Ohio Jesse Jean had 19 points and eleven rebounds off the bench to lead Ohio Wesleyan to an 83-to-59 victory over Hiram today.
Hiram fans were pleased Friday as they witnessed their football team notch a victory over the visiting Ringgold Tigers, 21-7 in a league game.
Hiram Lewis IV resigned Tuesday as treasurer of West Virginia's Republican Party, three days after the state GOP picked a new chairman amid mounting debts and infighting.
hiramjohnson.firnhiram.com   (1198 words)

 Hiram Johnson Installs New Surveillance Cameras in Wake of Fight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Following a fight last week in which a student was injured, 48 new surveillance cameras are being installed at Hiram Johnson High School in the Tahoe Park area of Sacramento.
Hiram Johnson was the first school in the area to get surveillance cameras, but in the years since they were installed, many have been stolen.
Police will be able to use a computer in an office four miles away to monitor what the Hiram Johnson cameras see.
www.news10.net /storyfull.asp?id=3170   (287 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Weather | Who coined the phrase, "The first casualty of War is Truth" ? .
Mike Owen, Hebden Bridge UK In 1918 US Senator Hiram Warren Johnson is purported to have said: The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Hiram W Johnson, staunchly isolationist senator for California, to the US Senate in 1917 (the year of his election to the Senate, where he remained until his death in 1945).
Hiram Johnson (1866-1945) - a Progressive Republican senator in California.
www.guardian.co.uk /notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-21510,00.html   (359 words)

 Governor Hiram Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hiram Johnson first came to public attention during the prosecution of Boss Ruef in San Francisco.
Johnson was a lawyer who served as a special assistant in the district attorney's office.
He ran for Vice President under Theodore Roosevelt on the Progressive Party ticket in 1912, and was elected to the Senate as a Progressive Republican in 1916.
www.californiahistory.net /8_pages/reform_governor.htm   (276 words)

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