Retired Major Timothy Johnson, Ph.D. made history on June 13, 2009, when he was elected Vice Chairman of the , becoming the first Black American to hold the position since the party’s inception March 27, 1867.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Johnson graduated from Benedictine High School and was a member of two state championship football teams. It was there he got the bug to get involved with politics.
In preparation, Timothy earned the Eagle Scout Award, at the age of 14; he has continued to be a servant leader throughout his adult life. He is also Founder and National Chairman, The Frederick Douglass Foundation. ’s highest rank, the
Dr. Johnson completed 21 years of military service and received numerous military honors on Active, Reserve and National Guard duties with the United States Army, serving as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer (attaining the rank of Major).
Twice elected Chairman of the Buncombe County, NC Republican Party, Dr. Johnson was a delegate to the 2008 , as well as a panelist at the 2008 Black Republican Forum held in New York.
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Dr. Johnson had some friends in the audience when he arrived at the GOP luncheon in Wilmington, and it is certain that he added a few more.
Sondra North, a retired Wilmington school teacher, voted for him when he successfully ran for the N.C. Republican Party vice chairmanship in 2009.
"I think he is a very qualified person for this job and I am going to vote for him again," she said. "Tim made a comment here today that really impressed me. He said that we need to refrain from being politically correct, and learn how to be politically direct. I think he practices what he preaches."