James A. Johnson, Executive Who Transformed Fannie Mae into Political Powerhouse, Dies at 76

Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2020–Harrison Smith
James A. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who led Fannie Mae in the 1990s and transformed the mortgage giant into a political powerhouse, ushering in an era of striking profitability and opulence that the 2008 financial crisis ended by forcing a federal takeover and bailout, died Oct. 18 at his home in Washington. He was 76.