John B. Johnson Jr.

North Country Citation

North Country native and tireless advocate John B. Johnson, Jr., is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Johnson Newspaper Corporation and editor and co-publisher of the Watertown Daily Times. Mr. Johnson has been a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors since 1978 and a member of the society’s nominating committee and its Freedom of Information Committee. He has also served on the board of directors of the New York State Newspaper Publishers Association, and of the New York State Newspapers Foundation. Mr. Johnson is a member of the board of the Dormitory Authority of New York State, a trustee of Clarkson University since 1991 and has served such organizations as the Development Authority of the North Country, the YMCA of Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Bugbee Housing Development Corporation, Jefferson County United Way, the Central New York Health Systems Agency, the New York State Literacy Volunteers, and Jefferson County Baseball.