District Attorney Profile

Stanley F. Johnson

Stanley F. Johnson (DA 1969-1973)

STANLEY F. JOHNSON (1927 - 2016)

Twentieth Judicial District, 1969 - 1973

Pueblo native Stanley F. Johnson served in the Navy during World War II. He was a special agent with the FBI from 1950 to 1955, and he graduated from the University of Colorado law school in 1958. Meanwhile - during the Cold War - he directed Boulder’s city and county Civil Defense Agency.

When Joseph Dolan was District Attorney, Johnson was his deputy.

One of Johnson’s biggest challenges as District Attorney involved disturbances by the Students for a Democratic Society during a speech in March of 1969 by S. I. Hayakawa at the University of Colorado. Johnson also dealt with anti-war riots and increasing drug problems.

In addition to his private law practice, Johnson worked as an announcer for the Pow Wow rodeos. He later served in the Colorado State Legislature prior to retiring in Greeley.

Photo: Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder CO