Former Radio, TV Newsman, Congressman Jay Johnson Dies At 66
October 19, 2009 at 5:51 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former Congressman and radio and TV news anchor JAY JOHNSON, who died SATURDAY near WASHINGTON, DC of a heart attack at 66.
A one-term Congressman who was elected to represent WISCONSIN's 8th Congressional District in 1996 and lost his re-election bid in 1998, JOHNSON worked in radio in FORT WAYNE, MIAMI, SAN ANTONIO, and MARQUETTE and IRONWOOD, MI before moving into TV, where he was best known for stints as an anchor at WFRV-TV and WLUK-TV/GREEN BAY. He later became Director of the U.S. MINT under President CLINTON and operated his own JAY JOHNSON COINS AND CONSULTING.