Bruce H. & Frances R. Johnson

Bruce H. & Frances R. Johnson

As a successful tax attorney for more than 40 years, Bruce Johnson and his wife, Frances, made their mark on Oklahoma City. Mr. Johnson's experience as a federal tax law specialist allowed him to help guide the conversation for the proper function of attorneys and CPAs and collaborate to organize a group of top practitioners of both professions to cooperate in a joint study of tax law for the benefit of their clients. More than 50 years later, several such groups continue to meet weekly.

Mr. Johnson frequently lectured on tax subjects at universities and actually taught a course on oil and gas taxation at Oklahoma City University School of Law. In 1967, he was appointed by Gov. Dewey Bartlett to a committee that advised on changes to the state income tax laws. Additionally, he donated his time and expertise to numerous professional organizations.

As a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson devoted time to serving the community. For many years, Mrs. Johnson volunteered with American Red Cross serving veterans and was actively involved with the Delta Gamma Alumnae chapter. Mr. Johnson served as a volunteer and board member for INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.

In 1997, the couple established the Bruce and Frances Johnson Legacy Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. While Frances died in 2009 and Bruce in 2011, their charitable legacy continues to support causes that were important to them.

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