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Mr. Joseph E. Johnston Jr.

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founding Member and Attorney
    First National Bank of Brooksville
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Hernando Today - Online Edition
www.hernandotoday.com, 3 Jan 2002 [cached]
Two high-profile members of the county's troubled economic development commission - County Commissioner Chris Kingsley and Brooksville Mayor Joe Johnston, stepped down from the EDC board April 18.Both men said they could no longer be part of the organization after it severs its contract with the county May 8 and becomes strictly a non-profit, private agency.The EDC lasted a few more weeks, then dissolved.The county was in the process of forming a new economic development entity.
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BROOKSVILLE - Deputy Sheriff Anthony Mazza was fired Nov. 16 for using excessive force in the arrest of a former state senator, Joseph E. Johnston Jr., 79, during a traffic stop Oct. 28.
Hernando Today - Online Edition
www.hernandotoday.com, 15 Sept 2006 [cached]
Joseph E. Johnston Jr., former senator, city and state attorney
By 1948 at age 26, Joseph E. Johnston Jr. already had a lifetime's worth of experience.
Born in Sanford, at the age of 12 he came back to Hernando County, the home of several generations of Johnstons including his father, Joe Sr.
World War II interrupted his law studies at the University of Florida and he served as a native pilot before returning to Gainesville to finish his schooling.
Once again, he returned to Hernando County and was elected to the Florida Senate, serving from 1948 to 1952.He also established his Brooksville law practice in 1948.
He would serve as Brooksville's city attorney, assistant state attorney, and the attorney for the Hernando County School Board.He also was founding member and attorney for the First National Bank of Brooksville, now part of Bank of America.
Johnston, whose son Joseph III is now Brooksville's mayor, is a charter member and past president of the Brooksville Rotary Club and served as a counsel and board member of the First United Methodist Church of Brooksville.
Johnston stopped practicing law five years ago.He turns 84 today.
Gadsden County, Florida, Genealogy Resources
fl-genweb.org, 25 April 2012 [cached]
Joseph E. Johnston. After the war he returned to the farm, but later took up the study of law and was admitted to the Georgia bar at the age of 20. In 1879 he moved to Florida and located for a time at Gainesville. In 1884, while a resident of Clay county, he was elected to the state houe of representatives from Clay county and the next year was chosen as speaker. He was elected to the lower house of congress where he served four terms, after which he retured, returning to the practice of law, locating at Palatka. Later, he moved to Tampa, where he resided several years. In 1914 he returned to Gainesville where he had been appointed registrar of the United States land office. He later served as editor of the Gainesville Sun and was mayor of Gainesville in 1924 and 1925.
Hernando Today - Online Edition
www.hernandotoday.com, 30 Sept 2005 [cached]
Joseph E. Johnston, Jr. former senator, city and state attorney
It was 1948 and at the age of 26, Joseph E. Johnston, Jr. already had a lifetime's worth of experience under his belt.
Born in Sanford, Fla., at the age of 12 he came back to Hernando County, the home of several generations of Johnstons including his father, Joe, Sr. World War II interrupted his law studies at the University of Florida and he served as a pilot before returning to Gainesville where he finished his schooling.
Once again, he returned to Hernando County and was elected to the Florida Senate, serving from 1948 to 1952.He also established his Brooksville law practice in 1948.
He would serve as Brooksville's city attorney, assistant state attorney, and the attorney for the Hernando County School Board.He also was founding member and attorney for the First National Bank of Brooksville, now part of Bank of America.
Johnston, whose son Joseph III is now Brooksville's mayor, is a charter member and past president of the Brooksville Rotary Club and served as a counsel and board member of the First United Methodist Church of Brooksville.
Johnston, 88, stopped practicing law four years ago.
City of Brooksville Mayor Joe ...
www.sohilly.com, 1 Dec 2011 [cached]
City of Brooksville Mayor Joe Johnston, Council Member Kevin Hahn and Director of Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Pat Crowley, along with Southern Hills Plantation residents and GreenPointe Homes staff gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony.
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