Hank Johnson, U.S. Representative for Georgia

Hank Johnson

U.S. Representative for Georgia

Henry Calvin “Hank” Johnson Jr. was born in October 1954 in Washington, D.C. He earned an undergraduate degree from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) and received his Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He entered the private practice of law. 

Johnson was an associate judge of the DeKalb County, Georgia, magistrate court. He was elected to the DeKalb County Commission where he served six years. 

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2007. 

He is married to Mereda Davis Johnson, and they have two children. He is a Buddhist. 

In the News…

Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia is heading efforts among eight members of the House of Representatives to request that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from any participation in the case involving former President Donald Trump. The representatives claim that the judiciary’s code of conduct said such action would be appropriate because of comments made by Thomas’ wife Virginia. 

Former President Trump is the subject of criminal charges over his challenges to the 2020 election results being brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith. 

“If you want to show the American people that the Supreme Court’s recent Code of Conduct is worth more than the paper it is written on, you must do the honorable thing and recuse yourself from any decisions in the case of United States v. Trump,” Congressman Johnson wrote. He said the code requires that justices should recuse themselves in legal matters if a spouse has an “interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding” or could “likely be a material witness in the proceeding.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Johnson today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Hank Johnson 
Representative for Georgia 
2240 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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