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In Memoriam of Thomas Johnson

May 21, 1942 – February 15, 2016

Bench Inscription Reads:

In recognition of Tom Johnson’s 51 years of Service to American Legion┬áPremier Boys State, including service as its President from 1987 to 2011.

Tom’s eloquent words filled this courtyard and inspired Boys State citizens for decades. His incredible impact on this campus, this state, and this nation will last for generations.

“Patriotism is not short frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai Stevenson

Video Tribute

Bench Dedication Ceremony