Monday, August 08, 2005

A True Journalist Dies today

"John H. Johnson died of heart failure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after a long illness, said LaTrina Blair, promotions manager with Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co." He died just a few hours ago at the age of 87.

If you click on the link (, you will read about many of his accomplishments. Although the Left-Wing Liberal Media continually highlight Johnson with Democrat politians, most of his political relationships were with Republicans. Some of the following were:

1957 -- accompanied Vice President Richard M. Nixon on a special goodwill tour to nine African countries

1959 -- accompanied Vice President Nixon to Russia and Poland.

Mr. Nixon appointed Johnson as a diplomat to accompany his wife, Mrs. Patricia Nixon, on Air Force One for the inauguration of President William R. Tolbert Jr. of Liberia. (Mrs. Johnson was also a member of President Gerald Ford's entourage to China, the Philippines, Alaska and Hawaii in January 1976).

1970 -- appointed by President Nixon as a member of the President's Commission for the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations.

He will be missed by all of us...Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust...

Mali D. Currington

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