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Nicholas Johnson

Among prominent Nicholas Johnsons, this one is best known as a former Federal Communications Commission commissioner and school board member. He has also functioned as a public interest advocate; administrator, manager and corporate representative; writer, lecturer, TV and radio performer; politician; lawyer; and public health, computer and telecommunications policy specialist. He currently teaches cyberlaw at the University of Iowa College of Law. In 2009 he was included in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law as one of 700 individuals described by the publisher as "leading figures in the history of American law, from the colonial era to the present day." In 1980 he returned from Washington, D.C., to Iowa City -- giving rise to the name of his blog, "" He and his wife, Mary Vasey, have 7 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 cats and 11 fish.