VICTOR TUCKER JOHNSON.
Victor Tucker Johnson, an able attorney of Thermopolis, who is making a specialty of corporation and oil and mining law, was born March 25, 1881, in Centralia, Boone county, Missouri, a son of John A. and Eliza Mildred Johnson. The father is now deceased but the mother is still living. In their family were four children, all of whom survive.
Victor T. Johnson, after attending the Centralia high school, from which he was graduated with the class of 1899, took up the study of electrical engineering, to which he devoted two years, from 1900 until 1902, in St. Louis, Missouri. In the latter year he became a student in the University of Missouri and enrolled in the law department, having determined to make the practice of law his life work. He won his LL. B. degree from the University of Missouri in 1905. He was admitted to practice by the supreme court of that state and by the United States circuit court of appeals at St. Louis in 1905. The following year he was admitted to practice by the supreme court of Wyoming and located in Thermopolis, where he has engaged in the practice of law to the present day, making a specialty of corporation law and of law relating to oil and mining property. His practice has become extensive and of an important character and he is thoroughly versed along those lines on which he is now concentrating his attention. He has also become connected with many oil companies as an investor and has been very successful in his oil ventures in the Grass Creek, Elk Basin and Warm Springs oil fields. He was one of the promoters of the oil industry in these various sections and has contributed much to the development and progress of the state through his operations along these lines. He is serving as director or in other official connection with various oil corporations.
On the 1st of September, 1917, Mr. Johnson was married to Miss Joy Steel, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Steel, of Robinson, Illinois.
His religious faith is that of the Christian church; his political belief that of the democratic party. He was elected the first county and prosecuting attorney for Hot Springs county, Wyoming, occupying the position from 1912 until 1915. In the following year he was made a delegate to the national democratic convention held in St. Louis and he was chairman of the legal advisory board to the military draft of Hot Springs county in 1917. He stands for progressiveness in all that has to do with the public welfare and gives his active aid and support to many measures for the general good. In a word, his labors can always be counted upon to further the material, intellectual, social and moral progress of his community.