Please join us as we explore the history of the U.S. Capitol; reflect upon notable Congressional Members, Supreme Court Justices, and Pages; and share our own experiences as former Pages. USCPAA virtual programs are designed to complement our program of in-person luncheons, happy hours, dinners, and quadrennial Alumni Homecoming reunions. All former Pages are welcome to join us for these special events online!
Page Talk: Rear Admiral James Johnson, Jr., USN (ret.)
Friday, April 8, 2022
1:00 pm Eastern – 12:00 pm Central – 11:00 am Mountain – 10:00 am Pacific
In January 1959, Jim Johnson (from Chicago) arrived in Washington, DC, to be sworn in as a House Page – sponsored by Rep. Barratt O’Hara (D-IL). Instead, when he arrived, Jim was told that all Page appointments were filled, denying him the opportunity to be the first African American House Page in the 20th Century. Eventually, a bipartisan group of five representatives hired him to work in their offices throughout the work week so that he could attend the Capitol Page School. He graduated with honors from CPS in 1961. Jim subsequently graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Rochester Medical School, completing his residency at UCLA. Jim joined the Navy in 1966, during his first year of medical school, achieved the rank of Rear Admiral, and ultimately assumed command of the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Admiral Johnson commanded NMC San Diego until his retirement in 2005.
Enjoy firsthand stories from RADM Johnson about his Page experiences and subsequent career! Please register no later than April 7th for the event on Friday, April 8th. There is no charge for this event.