by Max Brantley
Thanks to Pat Lynch for a note about the death of a historic political figure.
Virginia Johnson, wife of Justice Jim Johnson, died last night. She was not the first woman to seek statewide office in Arkansas, but she made the 1968 runoff for governor against Marion Crank. Crank won, but was defeated in the general election by Winthrop Rockefeller. Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway is handling arrangements. Visitation is Friday at the funeral home. Funeral will be Saturday.