Interview with Ed Johnson, February 3, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Edward H. Johnson went to work for Zell Miller’s campaign for lieutenant governor in 1974. Upon Miller’s election, Johnson was appointed as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1977, Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia State Senate, where he served until 1980. After his departure, he held numerous legal and judicial posts, and in 1998, he was appointed to the Court of Appeals. Johnson discusses his earily life, his time in legislature, and the judicial system of Georgia. He comments on the state of the judicial system, the importance of DNA evidence, and the death penalty.







Ed Johnson and Bob Short, “Interview with Ed Johnson, February 3, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 8, 2020,