A Coolidge White House anecdote: too many Johnsons

TIME Magazine of Feb. 18 reports that in the preceding week,

in one day, there called at the White House: 1) Senator Magnus Johnson of Minnesota, to discuss farm matters; 2) Robert U. Johnson, former Ambassador to Italy, on a personal matter; 3) Dr. I Fred Johnson, prominent member of the Lee Highway Association, with his associates; 4) James W. Johnson, Secretary of the NAACP, with a petition for the release of 54 blacks of the 24th infantry in Leavenworth Penitentiary for the Houston Riot of 1917; and 5) Henry Lincoln Johnson, Republican National Committee member from Georgia. Even the president was reported to have found this a case of too much Johnson; he addressed one of them on a subject which pertained to another.


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