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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The West Virginia University College of Law has received a $1.3 million gift from a trust established by Louis Arthur Johnson, a Virginia-born former secretary of defense.

The gift creates a scholarship fund in his name. Johnson established the trust in 1960 to benefit legal education. A representative said his legacy will live on in future graduates of the law school.

Johnson was born in Roanoke, Va., and received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He began his legal career in Clarksburg.

Johnson was also a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and was President Harry Truman's secretary of defense in 1949 and 1950.

Johnson died in 1966.

 

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