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Harry Johnston
United States Special Envoy for Sudan

In office
August 27, 1999[1] – 2000
President Bill Clinton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida

In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Daniel A. Mica
Succeeded by Robert Wexler
Constituency 14th District (1989-1993)
19th District (1993-1997)
President of the Florida Senate

In office
November 20, 1984 – November 18, 1986
Preceded by N. Curtis Peterson, Jr.
Succeeded by John W. Vogt
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 26th district

In office
November 19, 1974 – November 18, 1986
Preceded by Russell Sykes[2]
Succeeded by Eleanor Weinstock[3]
Personal details
Born Harry Allison Johnston II
December 2, 1931(1931-12-02) (age 91)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Otley[4]
Children 2[4]
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1953–1955
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant

Harry Allison Johnston II (born December 2, 1931) is an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Florida. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives and is a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life and career

Johnston was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended the Virginia Military Institute, and he became a lieutenant in the United States Army after graduating. Once he was discharged, he entered the University of Florida and earned his law degree.

In 1974, Johnston was elected to the Florida Senate. With the Democrats in control of the body in the 1980s, Johnston rose to the rank of President of the Senate. In 1986, he sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Florida, but lost in a close primary race.


Johnston was elected to Congress in 1988. He served four terms in the House before his retirement in 1997.

Later career

In 1999 President Bill Clinton appointed him to serve as the United States Special Envoy for Sudan. A position he held until 2000.

He was an attorney at the West Palm Beach law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. until his retirement from practicing law.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel A. Mica
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Porter J. Goss
Preceded by
Dante Fascell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Wexler

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