Glen D. Johnson, Jr.

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Glen D. Johnson, Jr.

Glen D. Johnson, Jr.

"I'm a positive person. I'm proud that I don't have to be a flamethrower to get things done. I don't divide - I facilitate and get 'em to the table before I make a call."
Glen Johnson, Jr.


Douglas Johnston was only 26 years old when he became the superintendent of Bloomfield Seminary (later moved to Ardmore as Carter Seminary), an educational institute established for girls of the Chickasaw tribe, in 1884. He served in the position for 13 years before being elected as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, reigning over the southwestern one-fourth of Indian Territory. Honored for his tireless efforts in securing the rights of many Native Americans, Governor Johnston was reelected to the powerful position continuously from 1898, with the exception from 1902 to 1904, until his death.

Fun fact

Glen Johnson, Jr., served as Speaker of the House from 1990 to 1996. At the time of his election as Speaker he was the youngest sitting Speaker in the United States.

Oklahoma connections

Johnson was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Oklahoma City


Public Servant




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