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 Benjamin O.  JOHNSON

 

 Benjamin O. Johnson Ŕ stato un rinomato  avvocato, fiscalista e commercialista nonchÚ bridgista di buon livello e amministratore di spicco nel Bridge americano.

 Nato il 31 luglio del 1905 a Spartanburg nella Carolina del Sud, sposato con Mallie Bomar con la quale formava una coppia simpaticissima al tavolo da Bridge, aveva oltre al Bridge, gli hobbies della fotografia e delle lingue, ne parlava una decina.

 Studi˛ al Wofford College e si laure˛ in legge presso l'UniversitÓ del South Carolina, fu avvocato della sua municipalitÓ e consulente del Textile Manufacturers Institute, della Seapak Corporation e dell'American Fisheries Industry.

 World Life Master, fu Presidente dell'ACBL nel 1953 e della Charity Foundation dal 1968 al 1973 e, per molti anni, consulente legale della WBF.

 Capitan˛ la squadra USA che vinse la Bermuda Bowl del 1954 battendo in finale la Francia.

 Morý il 31 luglio del 1976 a Lake Lure una cittadina della Carolina del Nord.

Benjamin Johnson (1905 - 1976) was a distinguished tax, business and corporate attorney who acted as a spokesman for South Carolina's textile industry. He was the son of United States District Judge Joseph Johnson and Sara Anderson Johnson. He was an honor graduate at Wofford College.

After studying law with his brother, Harvey W. Johnson, he became attorney for the City of Spartanburg. In 1942, he became counsel for Spartan Mills and later was Vice-President and General Counsel. He attained excellence in tax, business and corporate law.

He testified on many occasions before the Congressional Committee on behalf of the South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Institute. While General Counsel for Seapak Corporation, he served as Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the American Fisheries Industry and was General Counsel of the Spartanburg County Foundation.

He was an outstanding bridge player who won regional and national tournaments. He was Captain of the American Bridge Team that won the World Championship and served as General Counsel for the World Bridge Federation.

In everything, excellence was his uncompromising goal. He attained a position of respect equaled by few. He was survived by his widow, Mallie Bomar Johnson.

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