Over the years many NMU alumni have gone on to lead very accomplished lives, and we at the BHC love to receive artifacts pertaining to them. One such alum is Jay W. Johnson, a radio and television arts graduate.
Jay graduated from NMU in 1965. He became a well-respected broadcaster and journalist in many states before becoming a top anchorman in Green Bay for 16 years. He began his political career in 1996 when he won Wisconsin’s 8th congressional seat in the U.S. Congress; he served one term. In 2000, President Bill Clinton appointed Johnson to be the 36th Director of the U.S. Mint.
Unfortunately, Jay passed away in 2009. This framed Congressional Record is a copy of Steve Kagen’s address to the House of Representatives recognizing his passing. It is currently on display in the boardroom of the President’s office, along with a few other items related to Jay.
Written by Stephen Glover of the BHC