James A. Johnson’s Press


Millennium Stage

The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center’s mission to its community and the nation.

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Howard University | Commencement

On January 1, 1999, James A. Johnson became chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Fannie Mae, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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The Big Chair

James Arthur Johnson is clearly a changed man. When he was a Democratic Party operative, he was very big on losing. From 1968 through 1984, he worked for no fewer than five failed presidential campaigns — his last as chairman of the disastrous effort that ended in Walter Mondale’s 49-state defeat to incumbent Ronald Reagan.

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John Thornton to Succeed James A. Johnson as Chairman of the Brookings Board

John L. Thornton was elected chairman of the Brookings Board of Trustees yesterday, succeeding James A. Johnson, who has served in the post for nine years.

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