Don Johnson, St. Louis, Member
(Democrat—term expires July 1, 2013)
Don Johnson, an enthusiastic hunter and angler, was president of the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) from 2006 until his appointment to the Commission in 2007. In addition to serving as CFM's president, he has held the posts of second and first vice president, has chaired the Ways and Means and Executive committees and has served on the Waterways Resources, Deer, Turkey and Ruffed Grouse committees. Johnson is also a member of the National Wildlife Federation and the National Rifle Association. Active in archery education, Johnson helped launch Missouri's Archery in the Schools Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force, flying 130 combat missions in Vietnam and earning four Air Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.