House 1941-58 (District 25)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Minnesota Schools; Elementary School; 8th Grade Education
Two children: Marilyn Ann (daughter), James (son, served as an aide to Vice-President Walter Mondale), (both born while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Norwegian ancestry.He was born and raised on a farm.He was one of the people who helped combine the Minnesota Farmer-Labor party with the Democratic party to form the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party."The Benson liberal has long been identified with Swift county activity in the DFL party and before that the Farmer-Labor party." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. A.I. Johnson." Minneapolis Star, January 8, 1957)A public affairs scholarship at the University of Minnesota was named for him in 1987.He died at a nursing home in Benson, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota. He was buried in the city cemetery in Benson, Minnesota.He was a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota.Religion provided by the Minneapolis Star, January 8, 1957 and his obituaries.