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artist , educator , researcher , writer , art collector

Alathea Howard Johnson, American writer, artist, educator, art collector and researcher. Member of The Cat Fanciers Association, Inc., International Platform Association, Oregon Press Women (Northwest regional vice president 1971-1976), Women in Communications, North Coast Writers Club, American Legion Lodge.

Background

Johnson, Alathea Howard was born on July 1, 1925 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Daughter of Charles Ellis and Idamai Howard (Brown) Smith.

Education

Associate of Arts, Clatsop College, Astoria, Oregon, 1966. Cert, Hollywood Screen Writers Guild Workshop School Los Angeles, 1944.

Career

With Congress Hotel, Portland, 1954—1956. Feature writer Seaside Signal (Oregon), 1965—1975. Columnist Cannon Beach Gazette (Oregon), 1976—1982.

Freelance writer various Oregon newspapers. Charter member Holladay Park Hospital Auxiliary, Portland, 1950—1956. Co-founder North Coast Animal Haven Society, Seaside, Oregon, since 1973.

Member Humane Society of the United States, Seaside Museum Society. Director public relations Sou'wester Garden Club, Seaside, 1978—1982. Contributing member Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, since 1982.

Membership

Member of The Cat Fanciers Association, Inc., International Platform Association, Oregon Press Women (Northwest regional vice president 1971-1976), Women in Communications, North Coast Writers Club, American Legion Lodge.

Connections

Married Charles H. Simpson, August 2, 1947 (divorced 1954). Married Harold R. Johnson, August 22, 1960 (deceased September 1967). Married Gordon J. Mansley, September 5, 1974 (deceased October 1981).

1 child Aleta Elsa Howard Simpson Cooperative.

father:
Charles Ellis Smith

mother:
Idamai Howard (Brown) Smith

spouses:
Charles H. Simpson

Harold R. Johnson

Gordon J. Mansley

child:
Aleta Elsa Howard Simpson Cooperative Johnson