Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from St. Luke's P. E. Church, for Dr. Peter D. Johnson, veteran member of the Howard University Medical School and of the general staff of Freedmen's Hospital. Dr. Johnson, an honor graduate of Dartmouth University and of the Howard University Medical School, died at Freedmen's on Friday, victim of internal hemorrhages.
Son of the late Henry Lincoln Johnson, lawyer, political adviser to the Republican party and influential Elk official, Dr. Johnson was educated in the local schools and at Williston Academy before entering Dartmouth. While at Williston, he was New England prep tennis champion.
At Dartmouth, his academic work won him a trip to Europe and he visited Paris and other leading cities of the continent with a group of outstanding scholars of the college. He played basketball while attending the Howard University Medical School and was accorded all-CIAAA recognition. A member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the What Good Are We Club and the Hausers; Dr. Johnson also served an extended term as medical examiner for the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World.
Burial rites were presided by the Rev. Dillard H. Robinson, the St. Luke's pastor. Surviving are Dr. Johnson's mother, Mrs. Georgia Douglas Johnson, author and poet, and an older brother, Henry Lincoln Johnson Jr., an attorney.