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James William Johnson, American English educator, author. Folger Library fellow, 1963; American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1966-1967; Guggenheim fellow, 1970-1971.

Background

Johnson, James William was born on March 1, 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of James Terry and Maude Belle (Brown) Johnson.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Birmingham-Southern College, 1950. Master of Arts (American Council Learned Societies fellow), Harvard University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1954.

Fulbright scholar, University College, University London, 1955.

Career

Instructor English, Vanderbilt University, 1953-1954;instructor English, U. Rochester, New York, 1955-1958;assistant professor, U. Rochester, 1958-1961;associate professor, U. Rochester, 1961-1965;Professor of English, U. Rochester, 1965-1997;university orator, U. Rochester, 1989-1996;professor emeritus, U. Rochester, 1998. Consultant various publications.

Works

Membership

Board of directors Opera Theatre of Rochester. Member Friends of Eastman Opera Theater. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946.

Member Modern Language Association, English Institute, American Society for 18th Century Studies, North Eastern American Association for 18th Century Studies (vice president 1979, president 1980-1981), Landmark Society Western New York, Friends University Libraries (president 1991-1994), Alpha Tau Omega.

Connections

Married Nan Heffelfinger, October 5, 1957. Children– Miranda, Reed.

father:
James Terry Johnson

mother:
Maude Belle (Brown) Johnson

spouse:
Nan Heffelfinger

child:
Miranda Johnson

child:
Reed Johnson