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Johnson Brigham

Johnson Brigham, American librarian. awarded by Iowa Authors’ Club, 1935). member of council American Library Association, 1902-1907, 1910-1915, and 1927-1928; member of advisory council Yenching U., Peiping, China.

Background

  • Brigham, Johnson was born on March 11, 1846 in Cherry Valley, New York, United States. Son of Phineas and Eliza (Johnson) Brigham.

  • Education

    • Educated Hamilton College and Cornell Univercity, class 1870. Doctor of Letters, Drake U., 1923.

    Career

    • Editor and half owner Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Daily Republican, 1882-1893.

      American consul at Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany, 1893. Editor and publication Midland Monthly magazine, 1894-1899. State librarian of Iowa, since 1898.

      President Iowa State Republican League, 1892, Iowa Library Commission, since 1900. Vice president Farm Property Mutual Insurance Association President Iowa library association, 1903 and 1927, National Association State Libraries, 1904. Member of council American Library Association, 1902-1907, 1910-1915, and 1927-1928.

      Iowa director war service commission American Library Association, 1917-1918. President Iowa Society of Archæol. Institute America, 1914-1926.

      Member of advisory council Yenching U., Peiping, China.

    Works

    • Author: An Old Man’s Idyl, 1905. The Banker in Literature. 1910
    • History of Des Moines, 1911.A Library in the Making. 1912
    • Life of James Harlan, 1913. Iowa, Its History and Its Foremost Citizens, 1915-1918.The Many-sided Omar, 1925. The Sinclairs of Old Fort Des Moines, 1927. Individuality in Letters—from Queen Elizabeth to Queen Anne, 1932.The Youth of Our Age, 1935 (prize awarded by Iowa Authors’ Club, 1935).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of Des Moines Chamber of Qommerce. Bureau of Municipal Research, Des Moines. Archaeological Institute American (Des Moines Chapter).

    Clubs: Grant, University (Des Moines).

    Connections

    • Married Nettie Gano, September 1, 1875.; married second, Lucy Hitchcock Walker, December 20, 1892. Children: Mistress Ida Brigham Storms, Mistress Mary Brigham Johnson.
    • father: Phineas Brigham
    • mother: Eliza (Johnson) Brigham
    • spouses: Nettie Gano
    • Lucy Hitchcock Walker
    • children: Mistress Ida Brigham Storms Brigham
    • Mistress Mary Brigham Johnson Brigham
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    Died October 8, 1936
    (aged 90)
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