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Hank Johnson Biography 1954-

Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (born October 2, 1954) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Georgia’s  Fourth Congressional District. The district is based in DeKalb County, a largely suburban county east of Atlanta. It also includes portions of Gwinnett  and Rockdale  counties.  A Democrat, Johnson was elected to the U.S. House in the November 7, 2006 general election. Johnson is—along with Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, also elected to Congress in 2006—one of the first two Buddhists  in American history to serve in the United States Congress.  Johnson is a member of the House leadership, elected by the caucus to serve as whip  for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.  Johnson serves on the House Armed Services and Judiciary committees.

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