Dan Johnston, American lawyer and politician, Died at 77

  Law, Politician

Dan L. Johnston was born in Montezuma, Iowa, and died on October 21, 2016.

He was a lawyer and former politician from Des Moines, Iowa.

Dan was a member of the Iowa Democratic Party, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives and as the Polk County attorney.

He attended the public schools in Marshalltown and Toledo before earning a bachelor’s degree from Westmar College, attending Iowa State University and earning a law degree from Drake University Law School.

Johnston served as an assistant Iowa attorney general before being elected to the Iowa House in 1966.

Before seeking re-election in 1968, he ran for Iowa Attorney General, winning the Democratic nomination before losing the general election to Republican Richard C. Turner.

During 1975, Dan began working for the National Center for State Courts.

Johnston was elected Polk County attorney in 1976, serving from 1977 to 1985, when he decided to resign and move to New York City.

Dan Johnston passed away at 77 years old.