About Dr. Johnson

Dr. Richard B. Johnson, Jr. was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the eldest of three boys. The family moved to Orange, Texas where his father and uncle owned and operated a printing company.

He is happily married. He and his wife have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Music has always been a part of his life. His grandmother was trained as a concert pianist and taught him piano from an early age. He was a trumpet player in junior high, senior high, and then in college where he was also a member of the Austin College Brass Choir. He continues to enjoy the piano and sings in his church’s choir and the community chorus which performs with the Symphony of the Hills on occasion.

After graduate school and medical school he served in the US Navy as a physician. He served at the Portsmouth, Virginia Naval Hospital and onboard the US Mississippi (CGN 40). He rose to the rank of Commander after 7 years of service and was then honorably discharged to return to civilian life.

He is currently a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville, where he sings in the choir and is a member of the session. He is also involved in the community as a member of the noon Rotary Club, and as a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Photography has been a hobby for him since age 12 when his uncle gave him a Rolleiflex Camera, taught him how to develop the film and make prints. He continued this hobby while he had a dark room first at his father’s printing shop and later in graduate school. Change is ever with us, and now he uses a digital camera and Photoshop. He enjoys decorating his office with his photographs. A few examples are: