Matt Johnson (1872 – 1935) was a newspaper publisher and Republican politician from North Dakota who served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1909 to 1910.
Mathias Johnson was born on February 1, 1872 in Northwood, Iowa. He was a son of Knute W. Johnson (1832- 1906) and Mathia (Amundson) Johnson (1845-1931), both of whom were natives of Norway. He moved to Dakota Territory with this family in 1879, where they settled in Caledonia in Traill County. He began his career in publication with a paper at Caledonia and was later employed at Shelly and Halstad, Minnesota. He moved to Omemee, North Dakota in 1901 and purchased the Omemee Herald in 1905.
Johnson was elected as a Republican to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1908, and served just one term. He represented the 28th legislative district together with Edward L. Garden of Souris, North Dakota. He died during 1935 and was buried at Caledonia Cemetery in Traill County, North Dakota.