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Don Porter Johnston

executive , forester

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).

Background

Johnston, Don Porter was born on March 2, 1884 in Hopewell, Ohio, United States. Son of Samuel and Luetta (Porter) Johnston.

Education

Student Ohio Northern U., Ohio State University, 1902-1906.

Career

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.

Membership

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).

Clubs: Western University (New York).

Connections

Married Petrona Powell, October 12, 1915.

father:
Samuel Johnston

mother:
Luetta (Porter) Johnston

spouse:
Petrona Powell