C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group A: State Senate FilesC. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group A: State Senate Files

C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group A: State Senate Files

Descriptive Summary

Title: C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group A: State Senate Files
Creator: Johnson, Clete Donald (Don), Jr., 1948-
Dates: 1987-1992
Extent: 44.0 boxes (27.75 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/038/CDJ
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Record Group A: State Senate Files were generated while Don Johnson served in the Georgia General Assembly as a Senator from 1987 to 1993. The General Files include materials that assisted Johnson with monitoring legislative issues, researching and writing legislation, developing legislative initiatives, as well as observing local issues. Included are files relating to the Intra County Telephone Toll Bill, Johnson’s work on the Appropriations and Reapportionment Committees, the Export Study Commission, and the Hobbs Act. The Issue files contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed materials, reports, maps and bills. These were issues of particular interest to Johnson which included human resources, taxation and transportation. The Campaign series contains material relating to Johnson’s campaign in 1987 to fill the seat of the late Parks Brown and his subsequent races in 1988, 1990, and 1992.

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 A: State Senate Files were generated while Don Johnson served in the Georgia General Assembly as a Senator from 1987 to 1993. The General Files include materials that assisted Johnson with monitoring legislative issues, researching and writing legislation, developing legislative initiatives, as well as observing local issues. Included are files relating to the Intra County Telephone Toll Bill, Johnson’s work on the Appropriations and Reapportionment Committees, the Export Study Commission, and the Hobbs Act. The Issue files contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed materials, reports, maps and bills. These were issues of particular interest to Johnson which included human resources, taxation and transportation. The Campaign series contains material relating to Johnson’s campaign in 1987 to fill the seat of the late Parks Brown and his subsequent races in 1988, 1990, and 1992.

Organization and Arrangement

Record Group A: State Senate is divided into five series: General, Appropriations, Issue Files, Correspondence, and Campaign.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

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 by Russell staff, 2011.


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Access Points

Democratic Party (Ga.)
Georgia--Appropriations and expenditures.
Georgia--General Assembly--Senate.
Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Legislators--Georgia.
Political campaigns--Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Record Group A, State Senate Files, 1987-1992

Extent: 44.0 boxes
Extent: (24.75 linear feet)



I. General

Extent: 25.0 boxes
Scope and Contents note: The General Files include materials that assisted Johnson with monitoring legislative issues, researching and writing legislation, developing legislative initiatives, as well as observing local issues. This series is further divided into four subseries: 1988-1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992. The overall arrangement is chronological, followed by alphabetical arrangement. The 1988-1989 files consist of correspondence, reports, printed materials and bills. These files document Johnson’s general legislative work. The 1990 files consist of correspondence, reports, printed materials, bills and newspaper clippings. These files document Johnson’s committee and legislative work. Included are files relating to the Intra County Telephone Toll Bill. The 1991 files are composed of reports, bills, printed materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings and maps. These files relate to Johnson’s work on the Appropriations and Reapportionment Committees, the Export Study Commission, as well as his legislative work. The 1992 files contain reports, bills, printed materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings. They include Johnson’s legislative work on appropriations, counties, transportation and the Hobbs Act.
BoxFolder
I.11Administrative - Expense Reimbursement and Payroll, 1987
I.12Administrative - Expenses and Payroll, 1989
I.13Senate Information, 1987
I.14Committees - Agriculture, [1987-1989]
I.15Committees - Rural Economic Development Study Committee, [1987-1989]
I.16Committees - Transportation, [1987-1989]
I.17Georgia Senate, 1987-1988
I.18Georgia Senate License Plate [artifact removed], 1988
I.19Institute for Georgia Legislators, [1987-1989]
I.110Issues - Growth Strategies Commission, 1988-1989
I.111Issues - Mentally Disabled - Joint Study Committee on Community Services, 1988
I.112Legislation - General - Bad Check Bills - SB185-189, [1987-1989]
I.113Legislation - CDJ [Johnson] Bills, 1989
I.114Legislation - Composite and Summary, 1989
I.115Legislation - Circuit Wide Grand Jury - SR 58, 1988
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I.21Legislation - General - Yost Bill - SB 239, [1987-1989]
I.22Legislation - Special Session, 1989
I.23Legislation - Local - Hart County Government, [1987-1989]
I.24Organizations - American Leadership Conference, 1988 December
I.25Organizations - ALEC [American Legislative Exchange Council] Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, 1989
I.26Organizations - ALEC [American Legislative Exchange Council]- Presidential and Cabinet Meeting, 1988
I.27Programs, Events, 1988-1990
I.28Senate - Campaign - Finance, 1988
I.29Senate – Guide, 1988-1990
I.210Senate - Economic Development Tourism Committee, [1988]
I.211Senate - Invitations - Speaking, 1987-1988
I.212Senate - Invitations - Regretted, 1987-1988
I.213Senate - Invitations - Attended, 1987-1988
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I.31Senate - Invitations, 1988
I.32Senate - Invitations - Speaking, 1989
I.33Senate - Invitations - Regretted, 1989
I.34Senate - Invitations - Attended, 1989
I.35Senate - Invitations, 1989
I.36Senate - Legislative Issues, 1988
I.37Senate - Composite, 1988
I.38Senate - Budget, Main, 1988
I.39Senate - CDJ [Johnson] Bills, 1988
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I.41Senate - Domed Stadium, 1988
I.42Senate - DDA [Downtown Development Authority] Legislation (Cobb Foundation), 1988
I.43Senate - Farm Bureau Legislation, 1988
I.44Senate - Hart County - Local Legislation, 1988
I.45Senate - Jackson County - Local Legislation, 1988
I.46Senate - Legislation Miscellaneous, 1988
I.47Senate - Madison County Local Legislation, 1988
I.48Senate - Nude Dancing, 1988
I.49Senate - Opening Meetings and Records Legislation, 1988
I.410Senate - Pages, 1988
I.411Senate - Parks Brown Resolution, 1988
I.412Senate - Personal Legislation Dee Dowis Resolution, 1988
I.413Senate - Press Releases General (Weekly Summaries), 1988
I.414Senate - Sex Education, 1988
I.415Senate - Transportation 53 foot trailers, 1988
I.416Senate - Transportation Tri-Axel Trucks, 1988
I.417Senate - Transportation - Truss Exemption, 1988
I.418Summary of General Statutes Enacted at the 1988 Session of the General Assembly of Georgia, 1988
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I.51Senate - Bar Legislation Proposals, 1989
I.52Senate - Fraudulent Check Study Committee, 1989
I.53Senate - General Issues, 1989
I.54Senate - General Legislation Airport, 1989
I.55Senate - General Legislation Corporate Code Revision, 1989
I.56Senate - Judiciary Bills SB19 Cumulative Voting Bill, 1989
I.57Senate - General Legislation HB 630 Dangerous Dogs, 1989
I.58Senate - General Legislation Domed Stadium HB 1, 1989
I.59Senate - General Legislation Education Bills, 1989
I.510Senate - General Legislation Insurable Interest Bill HB 472, 1989
I.511Senate - General Legislation Gun Control, 1989
I.512Senate - General Legislation Hearing Impaired Service Center, 1989
I.513Senate - General Legislation Health Bills, 1989
I.514Senate - General Legislation Limited Partnership Act Revision, 1989
I.515Senate - General Legislation - Nonprofit Corporation Code Revision, 1989
I.516Senate - General Legislation - Partnership Act Revision, 1989
I.517Senate - General Legislation - Secretary of State Service of Process, 1989
I.518Senate - General Legislation - DNR [Department of Natural Resources] Water Reservoirs, 1989
I.519Senate - Lieutenant Governor Crime Bills, 1989
I.520Senate - Local Legislation - Banks County Commissioner Salary, 1989
I.521Senate - Local Legislation - Hartwell Annexation, 1989
I.522Senate - Local Legislation - School Boards, 1989
I.523Senate - Pages, 1989
I.524Senate - Resolution Franklin County High School Academic Bowl, 1989
I.525Senate - “Report from the State Senate” CDJ [Johnson], 1989
I.526Senate - Weekly Summaries, 1989
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I.61Administration - Expenses and Payroll, 1990
I.62Campaign - Expense Receipts, 1990
I.63Campaign - Account, 1990
I.64Cigar [gift from Herman Talmadge], [artifact removed], 1990
I.6410th District Congressional Race, 1990
I.65Committees - Arts, Tourism - NCSL [National Conference of State Legislators], 1990
I.66Committees - Evidence Study Committee, 1990
I.67Committees - Intra-County Toll Charge Study Committee, 1990
I.68Committees - Penny Stock Advisory Committee, 1990
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I.71Committees - Study Committee on Protection of Artists, 1990
I.72Committees - Superior Court Rules Committee, 1990
I.73Governor’s Policy Statement, 1990
I.74Issues, 1990
I.75Insurance Commissioner Race, 1990
I.76Miller, Zell for Governor, 1990
I.77Organizations - Democratic Party State Convention, 1990
I.78Pierre Howard - Mailing List(s), 1990
I.79Howard, Pierre - Lieutenant Governor Campaign, 1990
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I.81Public Service Commission Race, 1990
I.82Senate - Invitations, 1990
I.83Senate - Invitations Attended, 1990
I.84Senate - Invitations Regretted, 1990
I.85Senate - Invitations Speaking, 1990
I.86Legislation - General - Abandoned Motor Vehicles Lien - filing fee SB 635, 1990
I.87Legislation - General - Artists Protection, 1990
I.88Legislation - Assault Weapons, 1990
I.89Legislation - Ad Valorem Tax “Use” HR 836, 1990
I.810Legislation - CDJ [Johnson] Bills, 1990
I.811Legislation - CDJ [Johnson] Handle - Miscellaneous, 1990
I.812Legislation - “Bias Crimes” - HB 1204, 1990
I.813Legislation - Bar Proposals, 1990
I.814Legislation - Composite, 1990
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I.91Legislation - Consent to Insure, 1990
I.92Legislation - Corporate Code Correction, 1990
I.93Legislation - Death Penalty/Mental Retardation, 1990
I.94Legislation - Election of Board of Education SB 282, 1990
I.95Legislation - Farm Bureau Bills, 1990
I.96Legislation - Floor Leader Daily Summary, 1990
I.97Legislation - HB 1597 Good Funds, 1990
I.98Legislation - Intra County Long Distance Toll SB 216, 1990
I.99Legislation - Intra County Telephone - HB 162, 720, 118, 1990
I.910Legislation - Intra County Telephone Toll - SB 524, 1990
I.911Legislation - Non-Compete Covenants, 1990
I.912Legislation - Non-resident Contractors SB 565, 1990
I.913Legislation - Non-resident Contractors SB 565, 1990
I.914Legislation - Qualified Reporter’s Privilege SB 636, 1990
I.915Legislation - Impact Fee, 1990
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I.101Legislation - Public Initiative - SB 283, 1990
I.102Legislation - RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations] Alien Corporation SB 537, 1990
I.103Legislation - Weekly Summaries, 1990
I.104Legislation - Governor - Drug Education SB 499, 1990
I.105Legislation - Governor - Suspension Public Employee SB 500, 1990
I.106Legislation - Governor - Prescreen Employees - SB 498, 1990
I.107Legislation - Governor - Suspension College Students SB 501, 1990
I.108Legislation - Governor - Random Drug Screening SB 502, 1990
I.109Legislation - Governor - Suspension Occupation/Professional Licenses SB 503, 1990
I.1010Legislation - Governor - Minors Drivers License SB 504, 1990
I.1011Legislation - Governor - Drugs, Forfeitures SB 536, 1990
I.1012Legislation - Governor - Workers Compensation Benefits SB 505, 1990
I.1013Legislation - Resolutions, Honorary, 1990
I.1014Legislation - Local - Hart County Salaries SB 357, 358, 359, 1990
I.1015Legislation - Local - Elberton HB 1407, 1990
I.1016Legislation - Local - City of Jefferson, 1990
I.1017Legislation - Local - Hartwell Term of Councilman, 1990
I.1018SB 524 Public Utilities and Transportation, 1990
I.1019Georgia Senate and Georgia House of Representatives, 1989-1990
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I.111Senate Aide Anthony Crosson, 1992
I.112Appropriations - Williams Commission, 1991
I.113Appropriations - 1992 Budget - Working Tracking Sheets, 1991
I.114Appropriations - 1992 Budget - Working Tracking Sheets, 1991
I.115Appropriations - Supplemental Budget, 1991
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I.121Committees - Reapportionment - 10th Congressional District, [1991]
I.122Committees - Reapportionment, [1991]
I.123Conference - North American Free Trade, [1991]
I.124Directory, [1991]
I.125Elections - 1990, 1990
I.126Elections - 1992, 1991
I.127Export Study Commission - Internal (Capitol) Communications, [1991]
I.128Export Study Commission - Miscellaneous Information, [1991]
I.129Export Study Commission - Southern Growth Policies Board, [1991]
I.1210Export Study Commission - Correspondence, [1991]
I.1211Export Study Commission, [1991]
I.1212Issues - County-wide Call PSC [Public Service Commission] Action, [1991]
I.1213Issues - 1991 Summary of Projected Issues, 1991
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I.131Legislation - 1991 Session - Civil Restitution, 1991
I.132Legislation - 1991 Session - Flag Resolution - SR 151, 1991
I.133Legislation - 1991 Session - Georgia Citizens for the Arts SR 73, 1991
I.134Legislation - 1991 Session - Georgia Power Bill HB 280, 1991
I.135Legislation - 1991 Session - Insurable Interest - SB 154, 1991
I.136Legislation - 1991 Session - Legislative Fiscal Oversight Committee, 1991
I.137Legislation - 1991 Session - Local - Franklin County Government, 1991
I.138Legislation - 1991 Session - Local - Royston, 1991
I.139Legislation - 1991 Session - No Code (CPR) Orders, 1991
I.1310Legislation - 1991 Session - Reapportionment - Congressional As Passed Special Session, 1991
I.1311Legislation - 1991 Session - Reapportionment - Miscellaneous Congressional Plans, 1991
I.1312Legislation - 1991 Session - Reapportionment - House and Senate, 1991
I.1313Legislation - 1991 Session - Reed Act Appropriation HB 84, 1991
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I.141Legislation - 1991 Session - Special Projects Line Item, 1991
I.142Legislation - 1991 Session - State Tort Claims Act, 1991
I.143Legislation - 1991 Session - Supplemental Appropriations Bill (Dummy Bill) HB 120, 1991
I.144Legislation - 1991 Session - Timber Tax - HB 283, 1991
I.145Legislation - 1991 Session - Transportation Fund - HB 808, 1991
I.146Legislation - 1991 Session - Weekly Summaries, 1991
I.147Legislation - 1991 Session - Welcome Centers - Vetoed (SB 357), 1991
I.148Senate - 1991 Session - Invitations Accepted, 1991
I.149Senate - 1991 Session - Invitations Regretted, 1991
I.1410Senate - 1991 Session - Invitations Speaking, 1991
I.1411Senate - 1992 Session- Invitations Attended, 1992
I.1412Senate - 1992 Session - Invitations Regretted, 1992
I.1413Senate - 1989 Session - Lottery SR 30, 1989
I.1414Senate Resolution 315, [1991]
I.1415Summary Report on Major Legislation, [1991]
I.1416500 Days Into the Zell Miller Administration, [1991]
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I.151Governor’s Commission on Effectiveness and Economy in Government - Final Report (January 8, 1992), 1992
I.152January – March 1991 [Events], 1991
I.153April – July 1991 [Events], 1991
I.154August 1991 – March 1992 [Events], 1991-1992
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I.161CDJ [Johnson] Biography, pictures, etc., [1992]
I.162Administrative - Retirement information, [1992]
I.163Administrative – Notes, 1992
I.164Associations and Lobbyists - Farm Bureau, [1992]
I.165Associations and Lobbyists - Georgia Association Community Care Providers, [1992]
I.166Associations and Lobbyists - Lists, [1992]
I.167Associations and Lobbyists - Private Colleges, [1992]
I.168Associations and Lobbyists - Georgia Hospital Association, [1992]
I.169Associations and Lobbyists - Building Materials Merchants Association, [1992]
I.1610Associations and Lobbyists - Georgia Retailers Association, [1992]
I.1611Association and Lobbyists - NFIB [National Federation of Independent Business], [1992]
I.1612Association and Lobbyists - NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People], [1992]
I.1613Association and Lobbyists - Retired Teachers, [1992]
I.1614Association and Lobbyists - Lake Hartwell Association, [1992]
I.1615Budget Report for Fiscal Year 1992, 1992
I.1616Budget Report for Fiscal Year 1993, 1992
I.1617Committees - 1992 - Appropriations, 1992
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I.171Committees - Appropriations - Revenue Reports, [1992]
I.172Committees - Appropriations - Summary - 1992 Budget, 1992
I.173Committees - Appropriations - 1992 Budget - As passed with vetoes (HB285), 1992
I.174Committees - Bar Advisory Committee on Legislation, [1992]
I.175Committees - Democratic Caucus, [1992]
I.176Committees - Governor’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology Development, [1992]
I.177Committees - Indigent Defense, [1992]
I.178Committees - Judiciary, [1992]
I.179Committees - Legislative Services, [1992]
I.1710Committees - Partnership in Education Task Force on Financing Education, [1992]
I.1711Committees - Science and Technology Research and Development Advisory Committee, [1992]
I.1712Committees - Governor’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology, [1992]
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I.181Committees - Rural Development Advisory Committee, [1992]
I.182Constituent Services - North Georgia College Military Scholarship Program, [1992]
I.183Constituent Services - Red Hill Recreation Center, [1992]
I.184Constituent Services - Claims Against State, [1992]
I.185Constituent Services - Miscellaneous Requests, [1992]
I.186Counties - Banks - Chamber of Commerce, [1992]
I.187Counties - Elbert - Chamber of Commerce, [1992]
I.188Counties - Elbert - Elberton Granite Association, [1992]
I.189Counties - Elbert - General, [1992]
I.1810Counties - Elbert - Lake Russell Committee, [1992]
I.1811Counties - Elbert - Lake Russell Committee, [1992]
I.1812Counties - Franklin - Chamber of Commerce, [1992]
I.1813Counties - Franklin - County Government, [1992]
I.1814Counties - Hart - Chamber of Commerce, [1992]
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I.191Counties - Hart - General, [1992]
I.192Counties - Hart - Hart State Park, [1992]
I.193Counties - Jackson - Chamber of Commerce, [1992]
I.194Counties - Jackson - General, [1992]
I.195Counties - Madison - Chamber of Commerce, [1992]
I.196Departments - Agriculture, [1992]
I.197Departments - Community Affairs, [1992]
I.198Departments - Community Affairs - RDC’s [Regional Development Centers], [1992]
I.199Departments - RDC - Northeast Georgia, [1992]
I.1910Departments - Georgia Mountain, [1992]
I.1911Departments - Corrections, [1992]
I.1912Departments - Georgia World Congress Center, [1992]
I.1913Departments - Human Resources, [1992]
I.1914Departments - Human Resources - DFCS [Division of Family and Children Services], [1992]
I.1915Departments - Industry and Trade, [1992]
I.1916Departments - Labor, [1992]
I.1917Departments - Medical Assistance, [1992]
I.1918Departments - National Guard, [1992]
I.1919Departments - Natural Resources, [1992]
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I.201Departments - Public Safety, [1992]
I.202Departments - Transportation - General, [1992]
I.203Departments - Transportation - 1993 GRIP, [1992]
I.204Departments - Transportation - Pending Projects, [1992]
I.205Departments - Transportation - Banks County, [1992]
I.206Departments - Transportation - Elbert County, [1992]
I.207Departments - Transportation - Franklin County Royston Bypass, [1992]
I.208Departments - Transportation - Franklin County, [1992]
I.209Departments - Transportation - Hart County, [1992]
I.2010Departments - Transportation - Hart County Hartwell Bypass, [1992]
I.2011Departments - Transportation - Hartwell Railway Company, [1992]
I.2012Departments - Transportation - Jackson County, [1992]
I.2013Departments - Transportation - Jackson County Jefferson Bypass, [1992]
I.2014Departments - Transportation - Madison County, [1992]
I.2015Departments - Veterans Service, [1992]
I.2016Departments - Workers Compensation Board, [1992]
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I.211Grants - Pending Applications, [1992]
I.212Grants - Miscellaneous, [1992]
I.213Grants - Governor’s Discretionary Fund, [1992]
I.214Grants - (Loans) Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, [1992]
I.215Grants - Banks County, [1992]
I.216Grants - Elbert County, [1992]
I.217Grants - Franklin County, [1992]
I.218Grants - Hart County, [1992]
I.219Grants - Jackson County, [1992]
I.2110Grants - Madison County, [1992]
I.2111Georgia Beat Newsletter, 1987-1988
I.2112Media - Articles by CDJ, [1992]
I.2113Media - News Releases, [1992]
I.2114Organizations - American Legislative Exchange Council, [1992]
I.2115Organizations - Democratic Party of Georgia, [1992]
I.2116Organizations - Democratic Leadership Council, [1992]
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I.221Organizations - Democratic Party of Georgia - State Committee, [1992]
I.222Organizations - Southern Growth Policies Board - New Orleans Conference on Mexican Trade, [1992]
I.223Organizations - Southern Growth Policies Board International Policy Conference, [1992]
I.224Organizations - Southern Growth Policies Board - Southern Technical Council, [1992]
I.225Organizations - National Conference State Legislators, [1992]
I.226Organizations - Ninth District Legislative Association, [1992]
I.227Legislation - Hart County Charter, [1992]
I.228Legislation - Issues - 1992 Session, 1992
I.229Legislation - Summaries - 1991 Special Session, 1991
I.2210Legislation - Composite 1991 Final, 1991
I.2211Legislation - Vetoes Bills - 1991 Session, 1991
I.2212Legislation - Summaries 1991 Session, 1991
I.2213Legislation - Budget Cuts - 1991 Special Session, 1991
I.2214Legislation - “Cost/Benefit Review Bill” SB 410, [1992]
I.2215Legislation - “Fast Track” HB 85 FY91 Supplemental, [1992]
I.2216Legislation - HB 169 Future Strategies, [1992]
I.2217Legislation - Erosion Control Permit - Utility Contractors Association, [1992]
I.2218Legislation - Gun Control - Instant Check (SB 150), [1992]
I.2219Legislation - Rules of Evidence, [1992]
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I.231Legislation - Hobbs Act Bill SB 218 (1988, 1991 SB 72), 1991
I.232Legislation - Nursing Home Reform Bills, [1992]
I.233Legislation - Georgia Press Bill SB 285, [1992]
I.234Legislation - Upper Savannah River Development Authority, [1992]
I.235Legislation - Local - Elbert County Government 1991 Special Session, 1991
I.236Legislation - Sunset Bill, [1992]
I.237Legislation - Employee Rights (Smoking Bill) SB 256, [1992]
I.238Legislation - Regulatory Agencies SB 535, [1992]
I.239Legislation - Long Term Care Ombudsman SB 561, [1992]
I.2310Legislation - Dispositions, Discovery SB 610, [1992]
I.2311Legislation - Fair Housing - Define Handicap SB 615, [1992]
I.2312Legislation - Worker’s Compensation Reform SB 629, [1992]
I.2313Legislation - River Protection SB 637, [1992]
I.2314Legislation - State Properties Commission SB 638, [1992]
I.2315Legislation - Victim Impact Statement - Juvenile SB 644, [1992]
I.2316Legislation - Toxic Use Reduction SB 645, [1992]
I.2317Legislation - Reckless Driving - School Bus SB 646, [1992]
I.2318Legislation - Regional Development Centers SB 660, [1992]
I.2319Legislation - Victim Presence in Courtroom SB 671, [1992]
I.2320Legislation - Contempt Powers of Judge SB 675, [1992]
I.2321Legislation - Counterfeit Substance near Schools SB 676, [1992]
I.2322Legislation - Municipal Gas Authority SB 720, [1992]
I.2323Legislation - Community Hazardous Waste Disposal SB 745, [1992]
I.2324Legislation - Campaign Contributions SB 781, [1992]
I.2325Legislation - CPR Nonresusciation Determination SB 815, [1992]
I.2326Legislation - Special Sales Tax for Education SR 159, [1992]
I.2327Legislation - Colonels’ Island Port - Vandiver SR 248, [1992]
I.2328Legislation - Arts Day Resolutions SR 386, SR 401, [1992]
I.2329Legislation - Multiyear plan to reduce state employees SR 534, [1992]
I.2330Legislation - Firearms Protection for Minors, [1992]
I.2331Legislation - Downtown Development Statutes HB 1102, [1992]
I.2332Legislation - Sales Tax Vendor Compensation Limits HB 1146, [1992]
I.2333Legislation - State Government Meetings Public Access HB 1224, [1992]
I.2334Legislation - Sales Tax - Exempt Amusement Machines HB 1256, [1992]
I.2335Legislation - Boathouses HB 1390, [1992]
I.2336Legislation - Game and Fish - New Licenses, tags HB 1392, [1992]
I.2337Legislation - EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] Persons Not Aggrieved HB 1394, [1992]
I.2338Legislation - Spring Water Bill HB1497, [1992]
I.2339Legislation - Split Sentencing HB 1607, [1992]
I.2340Legislation - Unpaid Taxes Lien - Security Interest HB 1722, [1992]
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I.241Legislation - Alcohol - Change Excise Tax HB 1741, [1992]
I.242Legislation - Agriculture Seeds - Show Year Produce HB 1747, [1992]
I.243Legislation - Upper Savannah River Development Authority HB 1767, [1992]
I.244Legislation - Local School System - Grievances HB 1812, [1992]
I.245Legislation - Go Debt Waste Recycle Loans HR 732, [1992]
I.246Legislation - Jackson County Regional Evening Schools, [1992]
I.247Legislation - Jackson County Homestead Exemption HB 1911, [1992]
I.248Legislation - Local - Franklin County, [1992]
I.249Legislation - Local - Franklin County, [1992]
I.2410Legislation - Local - City of Hartwell, [1992]
I.2411Legislation - Local - Jackson County, [1992]
I.2412Legislation - Local - Madison County, [1992]
I.2413Legislation - Local - Madison County - New Form of Government, [1992]
I.2414Legislation - Solicitation of Elderly People, [1992]
I.2415Legislation - Ethics, [1992]
I.2416Legislation - Joint Capitol Outlay Study Commission, [1992]
I.2417Legislation - Prison Reform, [1992]
I.2418Legislation - Victim Rights, [1992]
I.2419Legislation - FY 1993 Budget, [1992]
I.2420Legislation - FY 1993 Budget, [1992]
I.2421Legislation - Summary of 1992 Senate Activities, [1992]
I.2422Legislation - Supplemental Budget HB 1262, [1992]
I.2423Legislation - Tort Claims Act, [1992]
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I.251Bills Status, [1992]
I.252Committee on Committees, [1992]
I.253Georgia State Senate - Composite Status 1992 Action, 1992
I.254Rules of Georgia State Senate - 1990 Session, 1990



II. Appropriations

Extent: 5.0 boxes
Scope and Contents note: The Appropriations Committee files are from Johnson’s work on this particular committee. The files consist of budget reports, budget summaries, printed materials, correspondence and newspaper clippings. Arrangement is alphabetical.
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II.11Appropriations - Board of Advisors, 1991
II.12Appropriations - Professor Tom Lauth Articles, undated
II.13Appropriations - Medical co-payment - Budget, 1991-1992
II.14Appropriations - Water slides, golf courses, etc., 1991
II.15Appropriations - Federal Funds Expenditures - (State and County), 1990
II.16Amended Budget Report Fiscal Year1991, 1991
II.17Budget - Governor’s Proposal, 1992
II.18Johnson’s Appropriation Bill SB 410, undated
II.19Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 1989, 1988
II.110Budget in Brief Fiscal Year1990, 1989
II.111Budget in Brief Fiscal Year1993, 1992
II.112Budget Fiscal Year1993, 1992
II.113Committee - Budget Supplements, undated
II.114Committees - Joint Capitol Outlay Study Committee, undated
II.115Committees - Fiscal Affairs Committee, 1991
II.116Committees - NCSL [National Conference of State Legislators] Federal Budget and Taxation, undated
II.117Committees - NCSL [National Conference of State Legislators] Fiscal Affairs and Oversight Committee, undated
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II.21Committees - Appropriations, 1991
II.22Committees - Appropriations, 1991
II.23Committees - Appropriations, 1991
II.24Comparative Summary Fiscal Year 1993, 1992
II.25Comparative Summary Fiscal Year 1993, 1992
II.26Differences Between House and Senate Versions, undated
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II.31Budget Report Fiscal Year 1989, 1989
II.32Budget Report Fiscal Year 1990, 1990
II.33Budget Report Fiscal Year 1991, 1991
II.34Budget Report Fiscal Year 1992, 1992
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II.41Budget Report Fiscal Year 1993, 1993
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II.51Joint Supplemental Budget Fiscal Year1992, 1992
II.52Legislation Budget HB1314, 1991
II.53Legislation - Budget Supplement, 1990
II.54Senate - Appropriations Committee Supplemental Budget, 1989
II.55Senate - “Big” Budget”, 1989
II.56Senate - Appropriations Committee Constituent Requests, 1989
II.57State Appropriations Summary - Regular Session, 1992



III. Issue Files

Extent: 3.0 boxes
Scope and Contents note: The Issue files contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed materials, reports, maps and bills. These were issues of particular interest to Johnson which included human resources, taxation and transportation. Arrangement is alphabetical.
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III.11Agriculture - Soil and Water Conservation Committee, 1988
III.12Children, 1988-1989
III.13County Government, 1988
III.14Economic Development - Textiles, 1987-1988
III.15Education - General, 1989-1990
III.16Education - PAGE [Professional Association of Georgia Educators], 1987-1989
III.17Elderly, 1989-1991
III.18Elderly - AARP, 1987-1991
III.19Environment, 1989
III.110Human Resources - Abortion, 1989-1990
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III.21Human Resources - Chiropractic, 1987
III.22Human Resources - EMS [Emergency Medical Service], 1987
III.23Human Resources - Health Insurance, 1989
III.24Human Resources - Hospitals, 1991
III.25Human Resources - Nursing Homes, 1990
III.26Human Resources - Rehabilitation Service, 1989
III.27Insurance Reform, 1989
III.28Mentally Disabled - A.R.C. [Association of Retired Citizens], 1987-1988
III.29Olympics 1996, 19961992
III.210Presidential Candidates, 1992
III.211Prisons, 1989-1990
III.212Pension Benefits - Income Tax, 1989
III.213Sales Tax - Taxes, 1989
III.214Tax, Property, 1989
III.215Unemployment Insurance, 1989
III.216Hazardous Waste, 1987-1990
III.217Waste, Solid Management, 1989-1990
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III.31Transportation - Developmental Highways, 1989-1990



IV. Correspondence

Extent: 5.0 boxes
Scope and Contents note: The Correspondence series contains correspondence written to and by Johnson regarding legislation that he sponsored, campaigns, and constituent concerns.
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IV.11[Miscellaneous], 1988-1992
IV.12Senate and Personal Correspondence, 1987 July-December
IV.13Senate and Personal Correspondence, 1988 January-February
IV.14Senate and Personal Correspondence, 1988 March-May
IV.15Senate and Personal Correspondence, 1988 June-October
IV.16Senate and Personal Correspondence, 1988 November-December
IV.17Senate and Personal Correspondence, 1989 January-May
IV.18Senate and Personal Correspondence, 1989 June-September
IV.19Political and Personal Correspondence, 1989 October-December
IV.110Senate Session – Chronological Correspondence, 1989
IV.111Senate Session – Chronological Correspondence, 1989
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IV.21Senate 89 Session – Chronological Correspondence #1, 1989
IV.22Senate 89 Session – Chronological Correspondence #2, 1989
IV.23Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 January
IV.24Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 February
IV.25Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 March 1-20
IV.26Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 March 21-31
IV.27Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 April–May 17
IV.28Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 May 18-June
IV.29Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 July-October
IV.210Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 November
IV.211Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 December 1-20
IV.212Political and Personal Correspondence, 1990 December 21-31
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IV.31Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 January 1-17
IV.32Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 January 18–February 28
IV.33Political and Personal Correspondence #2, 1991 January
IV.34Political and Personal Correspondence #3, 1991 January
IV.35Political and Personal Correspondence #4, 1991 January
IV.36Political and Personal Correspondence #1, 1991 February
IV.37Political and Personal Correspondence #2, 1991 February
IV.38Political and Personal Correspondence #3, 1991 February
IV.39Political and Personal Correspondence #4, 1991 February
IV.310Political and Personal Correspondence #5, 1991 February
IV.311Political and Personal Correspondence #6, 1991 February
IV.312Political and Personal Correspondence #1, 1991 March
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IV.41Political and Personal Correspondence #2, 1991 March
IV.42Political and Personal Correspondence #3, 1991 March
IV.43Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 March
IV.44Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 April
IV.45Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 May 1-30
IV.46Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 May 30-31
IV.47Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 June
IV.48Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 July–August
IV.49Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 September–October
IV.410Political and Personal Correspondence, 1991 November–December
IV.411Political and Personal Correspondence, 1992 January-March
IV.412Political and Personal Correspondence, 1992 April
IV.413Political and Personal Correspondence, 1992 May-July
IV.414Political and Personal Correspondence, 1992 August-September
IV.415Political and Personal Correspondence, 1992 October
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IV.51Correspondence #1, 1992
IV.52Correspondence #2A, 1992 February
IV.53Correspondence #2B, 1992 February
IV.54Correspondence #3, 1992 March
IV.55General Correspondence, 1992 April
IV.56General Correspondence, 1992 May
IV.57Correspondence Legislative/Personal - no answer required – general #1, 1992
IV.58Correspondence Legislative/Personal - no answer required – general #2, 1992
IV.59Correspondence Legislative/Personal - no answer required – general #3, 1992
IV.510Correspondence Legislative/Personal - no answer required – specific, 1992



V. Press

Extent: 4.0 boxes
Scope and Contents note: The Press series consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding Johnson and legislation on which he worked.
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V.11Senate Race newspaper clippings, 1987
V.12Newspaper Clippings, 1987
V.13Newspaper Clippings, 1988 January 1–June 30
V.14Newspaper Clippings, 1988 July 1–December 31
V.15Newspaper Clippings, 1989 January 1–April 26
V.16Newspaper Clippings, 1989 April 27–December 31
V.17Newspaper Clippings, 1990 January-April
V.18Newspaper Clippings, 1990 May-July
V.19Newspaper Clippings, 1990 August-October
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V.21Newspaper Clippings, 1990 November-December
V.22Newspaper Clippings, 1991 January-February
V.23Newspaper Clippings, 1991 March-May
V.24Newspaper Clippings, 1991 June-August
V.25Newspaper Clippings, 1991 September-October
V.26Newspaper Clippings, 1991 November-December
V.27Newspaper Clippings, 1992 January-February
V.28Newspaper Clippings, 1992 March-April
V.29Newspaper Clippings, 1992 May
V.210Newspaper Clippings, 1992 April-June
V.211Newspaper Clippings, 1992 July
V.212Newspaper Clippings, 1992 August-October
V.213Newspaper Clippings, 1992 November-December
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V.31[Clippings from Senate Office], 1987 July – 1989 January
V.32[Clippings from Senate Office], 1988 December–1990 November
V.33[Clippings from Senate Office], 1992 April-July
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V.41[Newspaper poll] (folder 1 of 3), 1990 January
V.42[Newspaper poll] (folder 2 of 3), 1990 January
V.43[Newspaper poll] (folder 3 of 3), 1990 January
V.44[Newspaper poll – correspondence], 1990 January
V.45[Newspaper poll] Undecided Lt. Governor, 1990 January
V.46[Newspaper poll] Towery, 1990 January
V.47[Newspaper poll] Stumbaugh, 1990 January
V.48[Newspaper poll] Pierre Howard, 1990 January
V.49[Newspaper poll] Phillips, C.J., 1990 January



VI. Campaign

Extent: 2.0 boxes
Scope and Contents note: The Campaign series contains material relating to Johnson’s campaign in 1987 to fill the seat of the late Parks Brown and his subsequent races in 1988, 1990, and 1992. The files consist of correspondence, campaign ephemera, clippings, and research files.
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VI.11Election Returns, 1984
VI.12Gore, Al, Jr. Presidential Campaign, 1987 May 25
VI.13Senate – Campaign Correspondence, 1987
VI.14Senate – Contributors Correspondence, 1987
VI.15Senate – Campaign 87 – Jenkins/Johnson Unity Fish Fry, 1987
VI.16Senate Campaign – Financial Folder, 1987
VI.17Senate Campaign 87 – Commerce Club Fundraiser, 1987
VI.18Senate – Contributors List, 1987
VI.19Senate – Campaign Expense Receipts, 1987
VI.110Receipts, 1987
VI.111Advertisements and Literature, 1987
VI.112Announcements, 1987
VI.113Senate Campaign – Sign Locations, [1987]
VI.114Senate Race, 1987
VI.115Speeches, 1987
VI.116Issues, 1987
VI.117Radio and TV, 1987
VI.118Senate Campaign – Black Vote, 1987
VI.119Banks County, 1987
VI.120Elbert County, 1987
VI.121Franklin County, 1987
VI.122Hart County, 1987
VI.123Jackson County, 1987
VI.124Madison County, 1987
VI.125Senate Campaign 87 – Primary Returns, 1987
VI.126Runoff Returns, 1987
VI.127Senate – Campaign 1988 – Account, 1988
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VI.21Senate Campaign 88 – Advertisements and Brochures, 1988
VI.22Senate Campaign 88 – General, 1988 July 1
VI.23Senate Campaign 88 – Finance Expense Receipts, 1988
VI.24Senate Campaign 88 – Fish Fry, 1988 October 19
VI.25Campaign 88 – August 9 Primary Results, 1988
VI.26Election Results, 1987-1988
VI.27Senate - Campaign Expense Receipts, 1989
VI.28Senate – Campaign 89 Account, 1989