[photo, Ejner J. Johnson, Maryland Secretary of Licensing and Regulation] EJNER J. (JOHNNY) JOHNSON (1932-2006)
Secretary of Licensing & Regulation, 1979

Secretary of Licensing and Regulation, 1979. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1979.

Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, 1979-87.

Executive Assistant, Office of Governor, 1963.

Executive Assistant to Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles, 1965-67. Member, Highway Safety Coordinating Committee, 1966-71. Chief Deputy Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles, 1967-69. Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles, 1970-71.

Member, Governor's Task Force on Creation of a State Department of Transportation, 1969-70; Governor's Commission on Abandonment and Recycling of Motor Vehicles, 1970-71. Chair, Task Force on Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection, 1970-71.

Administrator, Motor Vehicle Administration, 1971-79. Chair, Task Force to Study the Driver Education Program in Maryland, 1971. Member, Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund Board, 1971-72. Chair, Board of Trustees, Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, 1972-75 (member, 1976-79); Driver Education Task Force, 1973-75. Member, Transportation Professional Services Selection Board, 1974-77. Chair, Executive Committee, Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission, 1976.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, April 21, 1932. Attended Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York, 1950. Served in U.S. Army in Europe (tank commander), 1951-53. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1957. Political reporter, Baltimore News Post, 1957-61. Past president, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (chair, model nonresident violator compact advisory group, 1977). Widower; five children, eighteen grandchildren. Died in Glen Burnie, Maryland, August 8, 2006.

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