Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Benjamin A. Johnson (1887-1943)
MSA SC 3520-15188


Born Benjamin Alvin Johnson on December 23, 1887, in Wango, Wicomico County, Maryland.  Son of Rufus and Tabitha Wise Davis Johnson.  Attended Wicomico County public schools; Washington College, 1911; Baltimore Law School, 1912.  Admitted to the Maryland bar, February 3, 1913.  Married to Ethel Holloway; six children.  Died October 22, 1943, in Salisbury, Maryland.  Buried at Parsons Cemetery, Salisbury, Maryland.

Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit of Maryland, 1934-1943. Lawyer, Long & Johnson, 1915-1934. City Solicitor, Salisbury, 1914-1920. Member, Board of Visitors and Governors, Washington College and Morgan College. President, Farmers Bank of Willards. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Kiwanis; Elks; and Greenhill Country Club.

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