Johnson, Clarence Robert Sr.


(1899–1984), black Californian; born in El Paso, Texas; field representative; rose from dining car chef to the assistant general chairman of the Dining Car Employees Union (an affiliate of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees International Alliance) in 1938; from there he became minorities consultant, Negro Employment and Training Branch, WMC, L.A. (Region XII) (1942–44); cooperated with, gave information to FEPC on Boilermakers cases (1942), Consolidated Steel Corp.’s Shipbuilding Div. (1943). He was serving as regional director of the Federal Public Housing Authority when he was considered for the newly minted post of NAACP labor secretary in 1945.

1899 August 4
1984 March 21