Anice W. Johnson

Ohio House of Representatives, 1968 - 1970
Portage County



After graduating from Brenau College, Anice Johnson was a housewife when she entered the Ohio Senate after her election in 1972. She had previously worked at a radio station in Columbus, Georgia, during World War II, where she met her husband, George, a Cleveland native undergoing paratrooper training. She was a lifelong Republican, despite being born and raised in the deep south, which had long maintained heavy Democrat tendencies.


Anice Johnson's first service to the Ohio General Assembly was in the Ohio House of Representatives where she served on the Health and Welfare Committee. She also served one term in the Ohio Senate, where she served on the following committees:

-Agriculture and Conservation,

-Applied Technological and Local Services,

-Education and Health,

-Financial Institutions (vice chair),

-Insurance (vice chair),

-Elections (vice chair), and



Anice Johnson's service activities included: the Junior League of Cleveland, the Aurora Study Club, and the National Society of State Legislators.


Biography courtesy of the Ohio Women's Policy and Research Commission