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Joe Johnson | Eufaula, Oklahoma


Joe Johnson |  Eufaula, Oklahoma

Editor – Mayor – Judge – Chief Justice – Career Manager
Joe Johnson wore many hats and started his political career while attending college at Eastern and at the University of Oklahoma. This was before running and getting elected  Mayor of the City of Eufaula at the age of 24
 
                     Joe Johnson Eufaula recieves the prestigious award of Student Senator of the year during his sophomore year at Eastern State College at Wilburton Oklahoma. He was also elected as the President of the Young Democrats at the University of Oklahoma his junior year where he majored in pre-law.

Joe Johnson sets behind the desk he occupied for over 23 years as the full time Mayor of Eufaula Oklahoma. He was elected as the youngest Mayor in Oklahoma history at that time. It was 1975 and he held it longer than any elected official in Eufaula’s  history.

Chief Justice Joe Johnson of the Muskogee Creek Nation . Johnson was appointed by three different Chiefs and served on the Supreme Court for over 16 years. He was Chief Justice for 10 years.

Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson participated in many ribbon cuttings through out his 23 year tenure

Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson participated in many ribbon cuttings through out his 23 year tenure.
In May of 1976 Eufaula’s youngest Mayor took on the project of  helping get the funding and completing the construction of the 33 bed municipal Hospital— here the first administrator George Oakie,  Mayor Joe Johnson then Governor David Boren along with Eufaula city attorney Kenneth Lackey cut the ribbon for the grand opening. This was Johnson first project for the city of Eufaula and he chaired the hospital board  for approximately 10 years before he spearheaded the sale of the Hospital to a private group. It still serves the City of  Eufaula Oklahoma and sets a top of a hill over looking Lake Eufaula with every room having a view of the lake.


Eufaula Oklahoma mayor Joe Johnson cuts the ribbon opening the road for the new industrial access road opening up the forty acre tract for a number of industries that located there. The Oklahoma Mayor was able to obtain funding from the State highway dept to complete the project.  Pictured with Mayor Johnson is several city council members including Don Wilkerson, Eufaula Vice Mayor Glenn Pitman, several chamber members, Oklahoma State Senator Frank Shurden and Oklahoma Main Street Director Les Hall.
Go Vacations took over the 79 house boats first placed by Three Buoys from Canada and offered them for rent on Lake Eufaula Oklahoma here Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson and Eufaula community development director Stan Kelly along with chamber officials and several houseboat employees cut the ribbon welcoming them to Eufaula Oklahoma.

Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson along with Councilman Don Wilkerson and several other Eufaula City and chamber of commerce officials  help with the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Pete’s Deli in downtown Eufaula Oklahoma.

Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson cuts the ribbon for the opening of a 24 unit apartment building he and his partner Stan Kelly built near the lakeshore of Lake Eufaula.
A new doctors office opened in downtown Eufaula Oklahoma with Mayor Joe Johnson helping with the ribbon cutting along with several other city and chamber officials.
Eufaula Oklahoma Vice Mayor . school board chairman and several other officials  help Mayor Joe Johnson with the ribbon cutting for a new furniture store locating in the Burham building in downtown Eufaula Oklahoma.
Marks country store added the Specialty shops here owner Barbara Wheeler cuts the ribbon assisted by Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson and several other city officials including Eufaula Vice Mayor Glenn Pittman.

Dr Glenn Odom opens his optometry office on south main in Eufaula Oklahoma here Mayor Joe Johnson and other city and chamber officials cut the ribbon for the grand opening.
A new veterinary clinic opened in Eufaula Oklahoma– here community development director Stan Kelly Eufaula city councilman John Harkey assist Dr Mike Aday with the ribbon cutting along with employees and chamber members. Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson and his dog Snort assist.

One of  the many achievements Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson was most proud of was getting Braums to locate in Eufaula here he cuts the ribbon with several Braums employees and other Eufaula city officials. The facility brought approximately 30 new jobs to Eufaula Oklahoma. Mayor Johnson worked for several months convincing the owners to locate to his community.

One of the largest houseboat rental company in the world was convinced to locate to Eufaula Oklahoma by Mayor Joe Johnson.Three Bouys houseboats of Canada located a fleet of  79 52 foot boats to Eufaula cove marina and created approximately 50 jobs and thousand of tourism dollars for  Eufaula. Here Mayor Joe Johnson along with Oklahoma State Senator Frank Shurden assist founder Randy Carroll with the ribbon cutting.
A Shears opened her shop on Simpson street in Eufaula Oklahoma offering $5.00 haircuts and became popular fast. Here Mayor Joe Johnson helps with the ribbon cutting.

Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson along with Oklahoma State Senator Frank Shurden cuts the ribbon for the new baseball field the Mayor was able to get the Oklahoma State tourism dept to fund at Eufaula Cove on Lake Eufaula. Others included are State Representative Dusty Rhodes and several city councilman.

Voight motors opens the new Chevrolet dealership on Birks road in Eufaula Oklahoma here Mayor Joe Johnson several city council members, the Voight family and employees cut the ribbon for the grand opening.


Medical Home Health opens a new clinic near the hospital helping with the ribbon cutting is Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson.



Links about Eufaula


Eufaula, Oklahoma on Travelok.com
Eufaula, Oklahoma on Wikipedia.com

‘Our Mayor’ A Poem by Marie Turley written for Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson

 Written for Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson when he was elected the first time in 1975.  Mrs Turley was a well known local poet and civic leader.  Her husband Elbert was a former Mayor of Eufaula and convinced Johnson into running when he was at thier home doing a feature story on Elbert for the local newspaper the Indian Journal.  Johnson went on to serve 23 years winning 5 elections and never being defeated to the full time post. This was longer than any Mayor in the history of the city
‘Our Mayor’ A Poem by Grandma Turley Written for Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson wore many hats and started his political career while attending college at Eastern and at the University of Oklahoma. This was before running and getting elected  Mayor of the City of Eufaula at the age of 24.

Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson Elected Chairman For the Eastern Oklahoma Development district which covers seven counties in Oklahoma

Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson Elected Chairman For the Eastern Oklahoma Development district which covers seven counties in Oklahoma

Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson Elected Chairman For EODD

Joe Johnson wore many hats and started his political career while attending college at Eastern and at the University of Oklahoma. This was before running and getting elected  Mayor of the City of Eufaula at the age of 24.

Eufaula City Council Members Nominate Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson for OML Rider Award

Eufaula Oklahoma Indian Journal reports


Eufaula City Council Members Nominate Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson for OML Rider Award

Eufaula City Council Members Nominate Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson for OML Rider Award

Joe Johnson wore many hats and started his political career while attending college at Eastern and at the University of Oklahoma. This was before running and getting elected  Mayor of the City of Eufaula at the age of 24.

Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson Appointed To State Municipal League.

 Joe Johnson contiuned to serve on the board of directors  which represents all of the cities  and towns in the state of Oklahoma for 18 years. This was longer than any other elected offical in the leagues 75 year history.
Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson  Appointed To State Municipal League

Joe Johnson wore many hats and started his political career while attending college at Eastern and at the University of Oklahoma. This was before running and getting elected  Mayor of the City of Eufaula at the age of 24.

Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson Selected to Appear in The 1978-79 Edition of Personalities of The South.

Eufaula Oklahoma Mayor Joe Johnson Selected to Appear in The 1978-79 Edition of Personalities of The South.  The young Mayor recieved national recognition because of his many accomplishments in municipal  government

Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson Selected to Appear in The 1978-79 Edition of Personalities of The South

Joe Johnson wore many hats and started his political career while attending college at Eastern and at the University of Oklahoma. This was before running and getting elected  Mayor of the City of Eufaula at the age of 24.