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Edwin Carl Johnson


26th and 34th Governor of Colorado
In office
1933 – 1937
Preceded by William Herbert Adams
Succeeded by Ray Herbert Talbot

In office
1937 – 1955
Preceded by Edward P. Costigan
Succeeded by Gordon L. Allott

Born January 1, 1884
Scandia, Kansas
Died May 30, 1970 (aged 86)
Denver, Colorado
Political party Democratic
Religion Lutheran
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Edwin Carl Johnson (January 1, 1884  – May 30, 1970) was a Democratic Party politician from the state of Colorado. He represented his state for three terms in the United States Senate from 1937 until 1955, and served as the 26th and 34th Governor of Colorado from 1933 until 1937 and from 1955 until 1957. He was born in Scandia, Kansas, moved with his family to Nebraska as a child, and started a farm in Colorado as a young man. He was lieutenant governor of Colorado from 1931 to 1933. He died in Denver, Colorado.

He was perhaps best known for making a speech on the Senate floor criticizing the extramarital affair of actress Ingrid Bergman, who at the time was married to Petter Lindström. Bergman's affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini became a cause celebre as a result of Johnson's speech, forcing her to escape to Europe for several years until her return in the 1956 blockbuster film Anastasia. Johnson was also the President of the Western League, a Class A baseball league, from 1947 to 1955. The eastbound bore of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel is named for Johnson.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Milton Corlett
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
1931–1933
Succeeded by
Ray Herbert Talbot
Preceded by
William Herbert Adams
Governor of Colorado
1933–1937
Succeeded by
Ray Herbert Talbot
Preceded by
Dan Thornton
Governor of Colorado
1955–1957
Succeeded by
Stephen L.R. McNichols
United States Senate
Preceded by
Edward P. Costigan
United States Senator (Class 2) from Colorado
1937–1955
Served alongside: Alva B. Adams, Eugene D. Millikin
Succeeded by
Gordon L. Allott







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