Don Porter Johnston, American forester, executive. Member of the National Council Boy Scouts of America; Member Society American Foresters, American Association Engineers, American Academy Political and Social Science, Forest Research Foundation, Delta Tau Delta.; Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).
1 son, Don P. Engineer United Verde Copper Company, 1907. Supervisor Gila, Santa Fe, Coronado nat. forests, chief of operation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Madison, Wisconsin, San Francisco, member inter-department commission on boundaries of National Forests, National Monuments, National Parks, Indian Reservations, 1908-1920. Secretary-manager W. C. Powell Land Company, manager Johnston-McNeill Company (naval stores), executive vice president Peoples Bank, Okeechobee, Florida, 1921-1928.
President Royal Cotton Mills, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1929-1945. Advisor to employer delegate International Tri-partite Textile Labor Conference, 1937. Director Cotton Textile Institute, chairman carded yarn group, 1938-1940.
Director North Carolina Freezer Locker Association, 1946-1948. President North Carolina Forestry Association, 1948-1951. President American Forestry Association, since 1952.
Chairman 4th American Forest Congress, Washington, 1953. Chairman 79th annual convention, Portland, Oregon, 1954.