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newspaper columnist

John Maclin Johnston, American newspaper columnist.

Background

Johnston, John Maclin was born on November 20, 1898 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Son of Charles Campbell and Katharine (Lemley) Johnston.

Education

Student, Vanderbilt University, 1918-1922.

Career

Reporter, Whelling (West Virginia) Intelligencer, 1924-1925;city editor, Cincinnati Post, 1932-1935;reporter, city editor, chief editorial writer, Cleveland Press, 1935-1944;assistant managing editor, Business Week, 1945-1946;editorial writer, Chicago Daily News, 1946-1960;associate editor, Chicago Daily News, 1961-1964;columnist, Chicago Daily News, 1964-1992; M C.

Connections

Married Jeanne Kershaw, March 1, 1924. 1 child, Roger Ballard. Married Helen F. Fleming, June 22, 1957.

father:
Charles Campbell Johnston

mother:
Katharine (Lemley) Johnston

spouses:
Jeanne Kershaw

Helen F. Fleming

child:
Roger Ballard Johnston