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Librarian

Bess Orr Johnson, American librarian.

Background

Johnson, Bess Orr was born on February 12, 1917 in Forest Hill, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Jesse Hiram and Kathryn (Jones) Orr.

Education

Student, Louisiana State University, 1959; student, McNeese State University, 1961-1962; student, Louisiana College, 1968.

Career

Branch manager Oakdale (Louisiana) Branch Library., 1957-1979. Interim systems manager Allen Parish Library., Oberlin, Louisiana, 1990. Assistant in establishing Allen Parish Library., Oberlin, 1947-1957.

Board directors, advisor Friends of Library., Oakdale, since 1989.

Politics

Christians should be dedicated to the holy responsibility and privilege of loving people of all races and ethnicities in religious communities.

Views

All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

Membership

Leader Cub Scouts, 1946-1949. Active Little League Baseball, 1949-1950. President Oakdale Parent-Teachers Association, 1954-1955.

Assistant in establishing Allen Parish Trade School, 1954-1956. Dramatizer of books and stories for children and adults, Oakdale, since 1960. Volunteer library First Baptist Church, Oakdale, since 1970, member church council, since 1991.

Organizer, cataloger, board directors Leatherwood House Museum, Oakdale, 1988. Member Primetimers Adult Senior Organization (president 1991-1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, fishing, cooking, painting, raising roses and camellias.

Connections

Married James Murphy Johnson, July 11, 1938. 1 child, Don.

father:
Jesse Hiram Orr

mother:
Kathryn (Jones) Orr

spouse:
James Murphy Johnson

child:
Don Johnson