Colonel Andrew Martin Johnson, a native of Windom, Minnesota, is the son of Clayton Andrew Johnson and Emma Phylis Bennett. Col. Johnson attended the University of Minnesota where he received his Bachelor of Arts, and completed graduate studies in Public Administration, there, as well. He also completed training at Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


  • Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati
  • National Gavel Society
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (former Commander-in-Chief)
  • National Society Sons of the American Revolution (former Vice President General; recipient of the Minute Man Award)
  • National Society Sons of Colonial New England (former Governor General)
  • General Society of the War of 1812 (President of the District of Columbia Society)
  • General Society Sons of the Revolution in the District of Columbia Society (member of the Board)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861 (charter member)
  • Military Order of the World Wars
  • Military Order of the Carabao (Companero)
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion (Affiliate Member)
  • Military Order of Foreign Wars (Past District of Columbia Commander)

Chivalric Orders

  • Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Knight)
  • Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (former Prior of the Priory of Saint King Charles the Martyr, Washington, D.C.)
  • Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem (Officer)
  • Ordo Sancti Constantini Magni (former Baillie of the Bailiwick of the East; Exarch of the Exarchate of the USA)


  • Burials of Some Civil War Soldiers at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC (contributing editor)
  • New York Civil War Veteran Burials at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC
  • "The District of Columbia Service Medal for WWI", OMSA Journal, Nov, 1985


Col. Johnson was active in his local community as a member of the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) and volunteer coordinator of Meals on Wheels.

He also held membership in the VASA Swedish Descent Society; the National Rifle Association; the Fraternal Order of Elks; the Izaak Walton League of America; the Cottonwood County, Minnesota Historical Society; La Society Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux; the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors; and the Orders and Medals Society of America.

Col Johnson was a National Security Commissioner of the American Legion; History Committee Chairman of the Douglas Park Civil Association of Arlington, Virginia; and Veteran Affiliate of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. He was also a former Commander of Garrison 65 of the Army and Navy Union of the United States of America.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Association of the US Army; Army Historical Foundation; Reserve Officers Association; Civil Affairs Association, US Army; Arlington Heritage Alliance; Civil War Preservation Trust Member; and Friends of Fort Ward Civil War Park.

Col. Johnson received the following foreign decorations: The Ethnic Minorities Development Medal, RVN; and the Order of Polonia Restitution, Poland.