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Henry C.
Henry C. "Hank" Jr. JohnsonDemocrat, GACurrent Position:Congressmansince Jan 01, 2007
Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr. is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district, beginning in 2007. The district is based in DeKalb County, a largely suburban county east of Atlanta. It also includes portions of Gwinnett, Newton, and all of Rockdale counties, the district's boundaries have been redrawn, in accordance with the results of the 2010 United States Census, since Congressman Johnson's initial election victory in 2006.
He is one of only two Buddhists, the other being Hawaii's Mazie Hirono, to serve in the United States Congress. Johnson grew up in Washington, D.C. His father worked for the Bureau of Prisons and was the director of classifications and paroles. Up to that time, he was the highest ranking African-American in the bureau. Johnson graduated from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1976, was a member of Omega Psi Phi Kappa Alpha Alpha Chapter, Decatur, Georgia, and Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston in 1979. He practiced law in Decatur, Georgia, for more than 25 years.
Johnson was elected to the DeKalb County Commission in 2000 and served two terms. Prior to his service on the Commission, he worked as an Associate Magistrate Judge for ten years. Rep. Johnson became a leading national voice for the demilitarization of local law enforcement agencies in 2014 after police donned camouflage tactical gear and climbed aboard heavily armored vehicles to confront peaceful protestors in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

Henry C. "Hank" Jr. Johnson, US House Representative from GA - Profile