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William Boyd Johson (1936 - 2008)

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William Boyd Johson
1936 - 2008
Born
December 20, 1936
Death
May 21, 2008
Last Known Residence
Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33885
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William Boyd Johson of Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida was born on December 20, 1936, and died at age 71 years old on May 21, 2008.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 32614256

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Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida 33885
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William Johson passed away at age 71 years old on May 21, 2008. William Boyd Johson of Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida was born on December 20, 1936.

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William Boyd Johson lived 3 years longer than the average Johson family member when he died at the age of 71.
The average age of a Johson family member is 68.
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In 1936, in the year that William Boyd Johson was born, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1940, by the time he was only 4 years old, 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.

In 1957, at the age of 21 years old, William was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1977, by the time he was 41 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1982, when he was 46 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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