Harry George Johnson

(1884 - 1940)

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Harry George Johnson
1884 - 1940
Born
c. 1884
Death
November 29, 1940
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Harry George Johnson was born c. 1884. He died on November 29, 1940 at 56 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Harry George Johnson passed away on November 29, 1940 at age 56. He was buried in Greenwich Metropolitan Borough, Civilian War Dead. He was born c. 1884. There is no information about Harry's immediate family.

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In 1884, in the year that Harry George Johnson was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1891, Harry was just 7 years old when from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1903, Harry was 19 years old when the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1933, at the age of 49 years old, Harry was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1940, in the year of Harry George Johnson's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Aug 31, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Aug 17, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916 1895 - 1916
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c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917 1893 - 1917

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c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916 1895 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Aug 17, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1899 - Aug 31, 1918 1899 - 1918
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Unknown - Apr 10, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
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Unknown - Sep 25, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Jan 8, 1944 ? - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 13, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 15, 1946 ? - 1946
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
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Unknown - Aug 10, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1921 - Dec 6, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1889 - Mar 8, 1944 1889 - 1944
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c. 1885 - Oct 31, 1916 1885 - 1916
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Unknown - Dec 19, 1941 ? - 1941

Other Bios

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c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916 1895 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Aug 17, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1899 - Aug 31, 1918 1899 - 1918
Bio
Unknown - Apr 10, 1917 ? - 1917
Bio
c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
Bio
Unknown - Sep 25, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Jan 8, 1944 ? - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 13, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 15, 1946 ? - 1946
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
Bio
c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
Bio
Unknown - Aug 10, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1921 - Dec 6, 1944 1921 - 1944
Bio
c. 1889 - Mar 8, 1944 1889 - 1944
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c. 1885 - Oct 31, 1916 1885 - 1916
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Unknown - Dec 19, 1941 ? - 1941
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c. 1895 - Sep 24, 1917 1895 - 1917
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