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James Pearce Johnson, American historian. Recipient Louis B. Pelzer prize, Organization American Historians, 1966; Danforth Graduate fellowship, 1961-1966. Member of Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University Seminar on American Civilization, American Society Journalists and Authors, New York Academy of Sciences, Society Values in Higher Education, Organization American Historians, American History Association, Westfield Tennis.


Johnson, James Pearce was born on August 20, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of James Blackmer and Ella (Pearce) Johnson.


AB, Duke University, 1959. Student, Union Theological Seminary, 1959—1960. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1968.


Instructor Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School, Brooklyn, 1960—1961, Pace University, 1965—1966, Bklyn College, City University of New York, 1966—1968, assistant professor, 1968—1975, associate professor, 1975—1979. Professor, since 1980. Deputy chairman department history, 1972—1978.

Member Westfield Board Education, New Jersey, 1972—1975, Westfield Bicentennial Committee, since 1976.


Member Westfield (New Jersey) Board Education, 1972-1975. Member Westfield Bicentennial Committee, since 1976. Danforth Graduate fellow, 1961-1966.

Member Am.Hist. Association, Organisation American Historians, Society Values in Higher Education, New York Academy Sciences, American Society Journalists and. Club: Westfield Tennis.


Married Carolyn ApMadoc Brown, October 24, 1959. Children: Deborah, Katherine.

James Blackmer Johnson

Ella (Pearce) Johnson

Carolyn ApMadoc Brown

Deborah Johnson

Katherine Johnson