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Robert J. Johnston, American lawyer, specializing in the field of.


Johnston, James Robert was born on June 3, 1947 in Wheaton, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert W. and Elizabeth S. (Townsend) Johnston.


Bachelor, University Notre Dame, 1969. Master of Library Science, Florida State University, 1973.


Head librarian, Grande Prairie Library District, Hazel Crest, Illinois, 1973-1976;chief librarian, Joliet (Illinois) Public Library, since 1976;president of the board directors, Illinois Library Employees Benefit Plan. Member automation committee Heritage Trail Library. Sys., Shorewood, Illinois.

President Illinois Library. Employees Benefit Plan, Joliet. Building consultant.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Illinois Library Trustees Association Booklet "Selecting Consultants", 1986. Contributor speeches and articles in field.


Member Joliet Center for Economics Development Owners and Mgrs. Association (chairman), Interlibrary Cooperative Subcommittee Illinois State Library. Association (Public Library. section 1977-1978, legislation development committee 1977-1982, junior members. rountable 1976-1977), Beta Phi Mu (Gamma chapter).

Member Illinois library association (Public Library section 1977-1978, legislation development committee 1977-1982, junior members. roundtable 1976-1977, regional planning committee 1996, Illinois State Library. Title III review committee since 1996), Beta Phi Mu (Gamma chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: HO guage model railroading, softball, bowling, golf.


Married Carol Ann Trezza, June 14, 1969. Children: Steven J., Julie M.

Robert W. Johnston

Elizabeth S. (Townsend) Johnston

Carol Ann Trezza

Steven J. Johnston

Julie M. Johnston