JAMES W. JOHNSON
Of Vienna, VA, died February 23, 2013,
from cancer. He is survived by Marie F. Johnson,
his beloved wife of 56 years. Born March 27,
1929, in Racine, WI, Jim was the son of the late
Theresa and Carl Johnson and was predeceased
by his brother, Richard Johnson.
Jim graduated from Powell Jr. High (1945)
and Central High School (1948) in Washington,
DC and was named the All-High Quarterback and
linebacker for the Central High School Vikings football team. He graduated
from George Washington University in 1954 with a BA in Business
Administration and served as President of Sigma Chi fraternity. Jim's unit of
the 260th Antiaircraft Artillery Group of DC's National Guard was called up
for active duty in the Korean War from 1950-1952.
In 1954, Jim joined the FBI and served for 30 years. During 19 years in New
York City as an agent and squad supervisor, he was involved in many notable
investigations and arrests in Russian espionage cases. From 1974-1984, he
worked in the Washington, DC FBI headquarters as Supervisory agent, a
member of the national inspection staff, Unit Chief, and subsequently
Assistant Section Chief of the Intelligence Division. Following his FBI
retirement, Jim worked as an independent contractor with other federal
agencies and supervised security during construction of the FBI Engineering
Research Facility and Washington Metropolitan Field Office.
Jim is also survived by his four children, Linda M. Wood (Kent), Kathleen J.
Anderson (Joe), Scott A. Johnson (Gigi) and Monica J. Deaver (Eric); and
eight grandchildren, Elyse, Dana, Oscar, Connor, Jaime, Jacques, Allie and
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Holy
Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through
www.SmileTrain.org or www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
Online condolences and fond memories of Jim may be offered to the family
Published in The Washington Post on February 27, 2013