Eddie Bernice Johnson

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Eddie Bernice Johnson (born December 3, 1935) is an American politician who represented Texas's 30th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2023. Johnson is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Eddie Bernice Johnson
Chair of the House Science Committee
In office
January 3, 2019  January 3, 2023
Preceded byLamar Smith
Succeeded byFrank Lucas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1993  January 3, 2023
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byJasmine Crockett
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 13, 1987  January 12, 1993
Preceded byOscar Mauzy
Succeeded byRoyce West
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
January 9, 1973  September 30, 1977
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byLanell Cofer
Personal details
Born (1935-12-03) December 3, 1935 (age 88)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Lacey Johnson
(m. 1956; div. 1970)
EducationSt Mary's College, Indiana
Texas Christian University (BS)
Southern Methodist University (MPA)

Elected in 1992, Johnson was the first registered nurse elected to Congress. At the swearing-in of the 116th United States Congress, she became dean of Texas's congressional delegation. Upon Representative Don Young's death in March 2022, Johnson became the oldest member of the House of Representatives. She retired at the end of the 117th Congress.[1]

Johnson formerly served in the Texas House of Representatives, where she was elected in 1972 in a landslide, the first black woman to win electoral office from Dallas. She also served three terms in the Texas Senate.

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