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C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group E: Photographs

C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group E: Photographs

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Title: C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group E: Photographs
Creator: Johnson, Clete Donald (Don), Jr., 1948-
Inclusive Dates: 1987-2000
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 box(es) (.75 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL038CDJ_E
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group E: Photographs document Johnson's service in the Georgia State Senate as well as his work in the United States House of Representatives. Pictures include Johnson with other politicians and civic groups. A small document his work on committees as a U.S. Congressman as well as an ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

C. Donald (Don) Johnson, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 30, 1948. He earned a BA degree in history in 1970 and a Juris Doctorate in 1973 from the University of Georgia. Johnson served in the United States Air Force from 1973-1977 and was stationed in California, Colorado, and the Republic of Turkey as a member of the Office of the Judge Advocate General. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and was discharged with the rank of Captain. In 1978, he received a Master of Law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.

Prior to returning to Royston as a partner in the law firm of Johnson and Vandiver, Johnson held a variety of positions. He served an aide to the late Congressman Phil Landrum as well as legislative council for the U. S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. He also acted as corporate counsel for the Continental Illinois Bank of Chicago and was a member of the Atlanta law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy.

Johnson was elected to the State Senate from the 47th District in 1987 to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Parks Brown. The 47th District includes Bank, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and portions of Jackson and Madison counties. Johnson, a Democrat, served on the Judiciary, Reapportionment, Agriculture, Transportation, Finance, Public Utilities, and Rules committees and was chair of the Appropriations Committee from 1990 to 1992. He was a member of the Senate Democratic Party Caucus Policy Committee and served as Governor Joe Frank Harris' assistant administration floor leader in the senate from 1989 until 1992.

During his five years as State Senator, Johnson major legislative accomplishments included: author of toll free county-wide calls legislation which expanded local telephone service area in 129 counties at no additional cost to consumers; principle sponsor of Governor Joe Frank Harris' anti-drug legislation package which gave Georgia the toughest anti-drug laws in the United States; author of civil restitution laws providing business and property owners an easier means of recovering losses from shoplifters and vandals and strengthening bad check laws; author of State Hobbs Act and constitutional amendment for circuit wide grand jury to combat political corruption and misuse of public office for personal gain; and author of reporter shield law which protects against unnecessary infringement upon confidential sources of information.

In addition to his standing committee posts, Johnson was chairman of the Georgia Senate Export Expansion Study Committee, which considered ways the state could encourage the export of Georgia products to overseas markets and boost the state's economy. He also served on several other interim study committees including the Senate Study Committee on Rural Economic Development, the Senate Transportation Study Committee, and the Senate Fraudulent Check Study Committee.

In 1992, Johnson successfully ran for the United States Congress as a Democrat representing Georgia's 10th District, succeeding Doug Barnard, Jr. of Augusta. While in office, Johnson served on the Armed Services Committee and Science Space and Technology Committee. He acted as a delegate to the North Atlantic Assembly (NATO's legislative advisory body) in Berlin and Copenhagen and monitored Russia's first parliamentary (Duma) election in Moscow in December 1993.

After an unsuccessful bid for a second term, Johnson spent a number of years in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in international trade and investment policy, national security and foreign policy. He was vice-president for government relations and public policy with Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations, Inc. In 1998, President Bill Clinton appointed him ambassador and he served for two and a half years as chief textile negotiator and principal advisor to both the president and the United States Trade Representative on all textile and apparel trade matters.

Johnson then became a partner in the law firm Patton Boggs until he accepted an appointment in 2004 as the director of the University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center. specializing in global legal and policy issues. Currently, Johnson resides in Royston with his wife Suzanne Spratlin.

Scope and Content

Record Group E: Photographs document Johnson's service in the Georgia State Senate as well as his work in the United States House of Representatives. Pictures include Johnson with other politicians and civic groups. A small document his work on committees as a U.S. Congressman as well as an ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Organization and Arrangement

The photographs are arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2011.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- General Assembly -- Senate.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Legislators -- Georgia.
Political campaigns -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Doug Barnard Collection

Joe Frank Harris Collection

Clete D. Johnson Collection

Linton Johnson Collection

Zell Miller Collection

Charles W. Norwood Collection

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Record Group E: Photographs

2 box(es)
The photographs in the collection document Johnson's service in the Georgia State Senate as well as his work in the United States House of Representatives. Pictures include Johnson with other politicians and civic groups. A small document his work on committees as a U.S. Congressman as well as an ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
1CDJPF001Johnson and Zell Miller with Reverend Doug and Susan [Beadiam] and their son Doug, who is a page for the Georgia Senate, 1988 February 5. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF002Senator and Suzanne Johnson with Michael William, President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago, 1988 May. ((3.5x5") color)
1CDJPF003Johnson and Senator Thomas F. Allgood, circa 1988. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF004The Johnson family, circa 1988. (4 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF005Johnson formal portrait, 1988. ((3.5x5") b/w)
1CDJPF006Johnson speaking in Georgia Senate, 1988. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF007Johnson and Georgia School Superintendent Werner Rogers discuss education spending, 1989 January 11. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF008Johnson takes oath as Georgia Senator from Chief Justice John Marshall, 1989 January 17. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF009Johnson and Miller with Franklin County High School Academic Bowl Team, 1989 February 2. ((8x10") color, 3 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF010Johnson and Miller with three Georgia Senate pages from Danielsville, 1989 February 6. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF011Johnson and GA Senator Joe Kennedy with two Georgia Senate pages from Elberton, 1989 February 8. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF012Johnson and Miller with two Georgia Senate pages from Royston, 1989 February 10. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF013Johnson and Zell Miller with Reverend Danny Barton, 1989 February 10. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF014Georgia Senate passes Johnson's Ethics Bill, 1989 February 17. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF015Johnson and Zell Miller with William Wesley Chandler of Georgia Young Farmers Association, Ila, GA, 1989 February 21. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF016Johnson and Zell Miller with two Jefferson High School students who are members of Future Farmers of America (FFA), 1989 February 21. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF017Johnson and Zell Miller with Reverend and Mrs. Jack Exum, Chaplain of the Day, 1989 February 22. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF018Johnson and Zell Miller with Charles E. Bradshaw, 1989 March 1. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF019Johnson and Zell Miller with two Georgia Senate pages from Banko County Middle School, 1989 March 2. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF020Johnson and Zell Miller with Georgia House of Representatives' pages, 1989 March 6. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF021Johnson and Zell Miller with John Bevilagna, 1989 March 13. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF022Johnson and Dean Rusk, 1989 April. (3 (3.5x5") color)
1CDJPF023Johnson at the Joint Evidence Study Committee at the University of Georgia Law School, 1989 September. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF024Johnson and Zell Miller Georgia House page who is a 4-H student, 1989 early. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF025Johnson speaking during the Georgia General Assembly Session, circa 1989. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF026Johnson and Pierre Howard, circa 1989. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF027Johnson speaking to Senators Joe Burton, Frank Albert, and Ed Perry, circa 1989. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF028Johnson and Governor Harns with Charles E. Bradshaw, 1989. (3 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF029Johnson and Miller with 4-H constituent, 1989. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF030Johnson and Joe Frank Harris, 1989. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF031Johnson and Hal Rives of the Department of Transportation, 1989. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF032Johnson taking oath of office, 1989. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF033Johnson with a group of young boys, circa 1989. ((5x7") color)
1CDJPF034Johnson speaking at Dedication of Jackson County Probation Detention Center, 1990 January 5. ((3.5x5") color, (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF035Johnson as part of Delegation to notify the Governor that the Georgia Senate is in session, 1990 January 8. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF036Johnson with U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler, 1990 January 22. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF037Johnson and Zell Miller with the Hart County Girls Basketball Team, 1994 January 24. (2 (5x7") b/w, 3 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF038Johnson with heavy weight boxer Evander Holyfield and wife, 1990 January 24. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF039Johnson and Coach Erik Russell, 1990 January 30. (3 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF040Johnson with the Hart County Delegation, 1990 January. (3 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF041Johnson and Zell Miller with Georgia Senate pages from Lula and Alto, Georgia, 1990 February 7. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF042Johnson and Atlanta Falcons Coach Jerry Glanville, 1990 February 12. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF043Johnson and Zell Miller with Reverend Danny Barton, Chaplain of the Day, 1990 February 15. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF044Johnson and Senator Joe Kennedy with State Officers of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), 1990 February 20. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF045Johnson and Zell Miller with Georgia Senate pages from Danielsville, 1990 February 22. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF046Johnson and Zell Miller with Representative Louie Clark and others, 1990 February 22. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF047Johnson and Hovie Lester, Gospel singer and Assistant Doorkeeper of Georgia Senate, 1990 February 28. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF048Johnson and Joe Frank Harris with Franklin County Junior High Challenge Class, 1990 March 6. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF049Johnson, Zell Miller, Joe Frank Harris with Georgia Senate pages and their coach, 1990 March 7. (3 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF050Johnson Family, 1990 March 7. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF051Johnson with the Franklin County Special Education Group, 1990 March 9. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF052Johnson and Senator Baldwin with their secretary, Betty Bellows, 1990 March 9. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF053Joe Frank Harris with Senate and House floor leaders, 1990 March 9. (3 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF054Johnson with Representative Beck and Watson after a compromise was reached on Phone Bill (SB 524), 1990 March 9. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF055Johnson with Representative Clark and Hal Rives of Department of Transportation (DOT), circa 1990. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF056Johnson at Joe Frank Harris' signing of Penny Stock Bill and Government Restrictions Bill, 1990 April 12. (4 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF057Johnson qualifying for third term as Georgia Senator, 1990 April 23. (6 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF058Johnson receives Legislative Service Award from Association County Commissioner of Georgia (ACCG) Executive Director Jerry Griffin, 1990 June. ((4x6") color)
1CDJPF059Johnson as part of the Ad Hoc Exports Committee, 1990 December 3. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF060Johnson playing in Georgia Senate vs. House Basketball Game to benefit mental health charity, 1990 December 12. (3 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF061The Georgia Senate 1990 Session, 1990. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF062Johnson explaining Budget process to newly elected Senators, Athens, 1991 January 4. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF063Johnson with two of his children, 1991 January 14. (6 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF064Johnson and his family at his desk, 1991 January 14. (7 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF065Johnson with Pierre Howard and unknown family, 1991 January 18. (5 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF066Johnson with his family, 1991 January 18. (6 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF067Johnson and his family with Garrison and Pierre Howard, 1991 January 18. (6 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF068Senator and Suzanne Johnson, Pierre Howard, and three women photographed on "Arts Day", 1991 January 29. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF069Johnson and Howard with Georgia Senate page Bradley Easterlin from Americus, GA, 1991 January 30. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF070Johnson and Pierre Howard with 4-H students and Larry Pierce of Danielsville, 1991 January 31. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF071Johnson and Pierre Howard with John Clark of Elberton, 1991 January 31. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF072Johnson and Pierre Howard with Georgia Senate page Alicia Schneider from Hall, GA, 1991 February 4. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF073Johnson and Pierre Howard with Reverend Mac Brantley of Elberton, 1991 February 6. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF074Johnson and Pierre Howard with Georgia Senate page Christy Case, 1991 February 7. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF075Johnson and Pierre Howard with Georgia Senate page and father, 1991 February 13. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF076Johnson and Pierre Howard with two Georgia Senate pages, daughters of George Elrod, 1991 February 19. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF077Johnson and Pierre Howard with two Georgia Senate pages from Alto, GA, 1991 February 21. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF078Johnson and Pierre Howard and Assistant Doorkeeper of Georgia Senate, 1994 February 22. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF079Johnson and Pierre Howard with Royston Baptist Church Senior Citizens, 1991 February 26. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF080Johnson and Howard with Karen Fulbright, 1991 February 26. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF081Johnson with Senator Nathan Deal and four Georgia Senate pages from Carlton, Danielsville, and Comer, 1991 March 5. (3 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF082Johnson and Pierre Howard with Janice Freeman, 1991 March 6. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF083Johnson and Pierre Howard with Georgia Senate page "Bo" Powell and father Alan Powell, 1991 March 6. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF084Johnson and Pierre Howard with Georgia Senate page Ashley Purrington of Atlanta, 1991 March 7. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF085Johnson and Pierre Howard with Georgia Senate page Kathryn Copeland of Atlanta, 1991 March 7. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF086Johnson and Pierre Howard with two Georgia Senate pages from Lawrenceville, 1991 March 8. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF087Johnson with Pierre Howard and Charles W. Walker, signed by Walker, 1991 March 15. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF088Johnson and Charles W. Walker, signed by Walker, 1991 March 15. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF089Johnson and other Georgia senators with Syrupmakers representative, signed by Harold Ragan, 1991 March 15. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF090Johnson with Pierre Howard, Wayne Garner, Steve Thompson, Nathan Deal, Lewis Massey, 1991 March 15. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF091Johnson with Pierre Howard, Georgia Senate staff and others, 1991 March 15. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF092Johnson with Nathan Deal, Wayne Garner, Robert Hobbs, 1991 March 15. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF093Johnson with Pierre Howard, 1991 March 15. ((8x10") color)
1CDJPF094Johnson with Pierre Howard and Mayor of Homer, GA, 1991 March 31. (2 (8x10") color)
1CDJPF095Johnson and family with Pierre Howard, 1991 August 21. (3 (5x7") color)
1CDJPF096Johnson and Pierre Howard with two young men, Special Session, 1991 August 21. ((5x7") color)
1CDJPF097Johnson speaking at 1991 Special Session, seated next to Terrell Starr, 1991 August 22. (6 (5x7") color)
1CDJPF098Johnson, Majority Leader Gamer, and Speaker Tom Murphy at Budget Conference, 1991. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF099Johnson with Senator Wyche Fowler, 1991. ((5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF100Johnson with Senator Terrell Starr, 1991. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF101Johnson with Attorney General Mike Bowes, 1991. (2 (5x7") b/w)
1CDJPF102Johnson at 1992 Session, 1992 January 17. (3 (5x7") color)
1CDJPF103Johnson with Falling Creek Elementary Students, 1992 January 17. ((5x7") color)
1CDJPF104Johnson and Howard with Gina Mastrodicasa, 1992 March 31. ((5x7") color)
1CDJPF105Johnson portrait, circa 1992. ((5x7") b/w, negative)
2CDJPF106Various Georgia politicians holding Ty Cobb: The Georgia Peach soda bottles. Includes Johnson, Joe Frank Harris, Zell Miller, Louie Clark, Tom Murphy, circa 1987-1991. (6 (8x10") color)
2CDJPF107Johnson shakes the hand of unknown man, possibly Culver Kidd [?], circa 1987-1991. ((8x10") b/w)
2CDJPF108Employees of Gip's Manufacturing Company (Hartwell, GA) holding "NAFTA-NO!!!" and "Save Our Jobs!" signs, circa 1987-1992. ((8x10") color)
2CDJPF109Formal portraits of Don Johnson, possibly for Georgia Congressional Directory, circa 1987-1991. (2 (3.5x4.25") b/w, 5 (3.5x5") b/w, 3 (5x7") b/w, contact sheet, 2 negatives)
2CDJPF110Johnson in the Georgia Senate Chamber, 1988 March. (12 slides color)
2CDJPF111Johnson, wearing a Hart Co. Bulldogs hat, stands beside unknown man at unknown event, circa 1988. ((3.5x5") color, 35mm film)
2CDJPF112Johnson with Henry Turner, Dorothy Hunger [?], Rep. Charlie Williams at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Florida, 1991 January 27. ((4x6") color)
2CDJPF113Close-up shots of Johnson in and around Georgia Capitol, possibly for campaigning media, circa 1992. (47 (4x5") color, 35mm film)
2CDJPF114Johnson at Armed Services Committee, 1993 Spring. ((8x10") color)
2CDJPF115Johnson testifying for the Augusta Canal, 1994. (3 (5x7") b/w)
2CDJPF116Johnson attends the swearing-in of H. Martin Lancaster as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) in the Pentagon, 1996 March. ((5x7") color)
2CDJPF117Johnson in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Signing Ceremony of Cambodia-US Trade Textile Agreement in Cambodia Ministry of Commerce. Includes Chau Paonidh [?], Troy Cribb (DAS Commerce), Ambassador Kenneth Quincy, Bill Heidt, Secretary of State for Commerce Rally, Coss Johnson ATMI, various government officials and industry representatives, 1999 January 20. (7 (5x7") color)
2CDJPF118Dedication of Robert G. Stephens Federal Building in Athens, GA. Includes Don Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, 2000 August 12. (23 (4x6") color)