Robert M. "Bob" Johnson, a Thomas, Oklahoma native, attended Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, earning Bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees respectively. He served in the United States Army, awarded The Distinguished Graduate
Award and The Leadership Award from the Adjutant General Officers Training Program, before being honorably discharged from his military career as a Captain.
Joining the Oklahoma City firm of Crowe & Dunlevy in 1967, Johnson’s practice focused on general business, commercial real estate, and financial transactions. Johnson served as an Adjunct Professor of Law for the University of Oklahoma College of Law, was the first Managing Editor of the Oklahoma Environmental Law Handbook, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Oklahoma City University, and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He is the recipient of the Dean A. McGee Award, the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and the
Ellen Hardin Walworth National Medal for Patriotism, among countless other awards. Johnson was appointed by Mayor Ron Norick as the first Chairman of the Memorial Task Force following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. He was appointed as Chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust by President Bill Clinton and reappointed by President George W. Bush. Johnson resides in Oklahoma City with his wife Gennie and is the proud father of Brook and Brent, father-in-law of Tyfanna, and grandfather of Kirby and Burke.