Arthur Johnson

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Arthur Johnson in 1958.

Arthur 'Ertie' Johnson (b. 7 September 1888, Weathersta, Delting, d. 12 October 1978, Lerwick) was a draper at 109 Commercial Street, (currently Millers Opticians) a Lerwick Town Councillor sporadically between 1941 and 1967 and a County Councillor between 1967 and 1970. Much of his appointments to the Lerwick Town Council were through by-elections.

He was the convener of the Finance Committee, 1 July 1947 and Dean of Guild on 9 May 1952

Initially, he was elected in 1941, and was a councillor until 1945. He was then elected soon after via a by-election in the same year and lasted until 1949. Once again, he was by-elected into the council in the same year and represented until 1955. For the third time in a row, he was elected once again soon after the 1955 election, and was in the council until 1958 when he failed to get elected. Following a resignation in the council he was once again co-opted into the council in 1958 and represented until 1961. His final stint, and his most stable, was between 1962 and 1967. Following his on-and-off Town Council experience, he spent his final 3 years in public life as a County Councillor for Fetlar (1967-1970). In his later years, he stayed in the St. Magnus rectory, although not through having a religious background.

He unsuccessfully contested the 1938, 1945, 1949, 1955, 1958, 1961 and the 1967 Lerwick Town Council elections.

Political Career

Lerwick Town Council

Zetland County Council

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Zetland County Council
Preceded by
Charles Brown
Member for

Succeeded by
John Laurenson
Fetlar County Councillors
Councillors James Campbell (1890-1892) • William Glover (1893-1895) • Arthur T. B. Nicolson (1895-1917) • Arthur J. Nicolson (1917-1932) • William Carson (1932-1937) • John Campbell (1937-1945) • Charles Brown (1945-1967) • Arthur Johnson (1967-1970) • John Laurenson (1970-1975)