Thomas H. Johnson

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Thomas H. Johnson
Born September 9, 1862
New York City
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse Ella Massey
Parents Thomas and Julia Johnson
Children C. A., Thomas A., James M., Abbie Julia, and Arthur J.
For the businessman and bridge namesake, see Thomas A. Johnson.

Thomas H. Johnson was a labor leader and public official who served as mayor of Pensacola in 1917.

In 1870, Johnson came with his family to Pensacola. He worked as a clerk in a mercantile store and as a job printer before going to work in the bay, working first as a stevedore and later as the foreman of the Bruce Dry Dock Company. He later became a labor leader, serving as the president of the Florida branch of the International Labor Association.[1]

Johnson served as City of Pensacola Tax Assessor for a number of years before being elected to the Pensacola City Commission. In 1917, he served as Mayor of Pensacola.[1]

After retiring from politics, he served as the Wharf Master of the Municipal Docks.[1]

Personal life

Johnson was married to Ella Massey in 1898. The couple had five children.

He was active in numerous organizations, including the the Elks, the Pensacola Yacht Club, the Knights of America, and the Veteran Fireman's Association.[1]

Preceded by:
George H. Heinrich
Mayor of Pensacola
Succeeded by:
Francis Robinson Pou
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Armstrong, Henry Clay. History of Escambia County, Florida. 1930.