Richard H. Johnson
Source- ???? 6 Apr 1973
Richard H. Johnson, 77, of 203 E. Raymond, Danville chief of police for 17 years until his retirement in 1951, died at 2 a.m. Friday (April 6, 1973) at St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he had been a patient since Monday. He first worked with his father in the Johnson Printing Co.
He served as supervisor of Danville Township from 1928 to 1930 and was with the Danville Police Department from 1931 to 1951. He later served as director of public housing from 1953 to 1955.
He was commander of the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry of the Illinois Reserve Militia, and was retired as Brigadier General of the 3rd Illinois Brigade. He served in World War I in the Army Ordnance Dept.
He was a past commander and 50 year member of Curtis G. Redden Post 210 of the American Legion. Also a member of the Elks Lodge and a former member of the Salvation Army Board. He was a charter member of the American Business Club.
He graduated from Danville High School and from the University of Illinois in 1919.
Born Aug 20, 1895, in Danville, he was the son of Curran S. and Lucretia Dillon Johnson.
He married Dorothy Primm April 16, 1921, in Chicago, and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard H. Jr. of Westerville, Ohio and Hubert of Chatham, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. John (Sally) Froman of Freehold, N.J. and Mrs. Richard (Mary) Angerer of Cockeysville, Md., and 18 grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete at Lakeside Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p⁄.m.m Sunday at the funeral home with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.
Submitted by: Beth Rasmussen
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