Creator

Date Original

1941-1978

Description

This collection contains an inscribed photograph, a World War II letter, and one World War II drawing pertaining to Roy Johnson. The collection also involves a number of artifacts, moved to the archives' Three-Dimensional Materials collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roy Johnson was born in Arkansas on November 16, 1916 to Thanual and Eva Johnson. He married Louise Whitehead in Saline County (Ark.) on March 17, 1949. Johnson was a farmer in the 1940s before serving as the Boone County (Ark.) Sheriff from 1947 to 1952. He continued his career in the law enforcement field, becoming a security officer for American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an Arkansas Beverage Control agent, and Chief of the Arkansas Public Service Commission-Enforcement Division. In 1957, Johnson became the Chief of the Arkansas Highway Police Division, serving until 1985 when he retired. He died on July 15, 1999, and is buried in Gillett Cemetery in Gillett, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0174.0029

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Roy Johnson family collection, SMC.0174.0029

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Roy Johnson family collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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