Log In

Marguerite Johnston Edit Profile

journalist , author

Marguerite Johnston, American Journalist, author. Recipient Theta Sigma Phi Headliner award, 1954, 1st annual award of merit Houston Committee Alcoholism, 1956, certified of merit Gulf Coast chapter American Society Safety Engineers, 1960, Agnese Carter Nelms award Planned Parenthood, 1968, School Bell award Texas State Teachers Association, 1974, 75, Gold Key award National Council Alcoholism, 1975, Global award Population Institute,1981.

Background

Johnston, Marguerite was born on August 7, 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Robert C. and Marguerite (Spradling) Johnston.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Birmingham-Southern College, 1938.

Career

Reporter, Birmingham News, 1939-1944;Washington correspondent, Birmingham News, Birmingham Age-Herald, London Daily Mirror, 1945-1946;columnist, Houston Post, 1947-1969;foreign news editor, member editorial board, Houston Post, 1969-1985;associate editor editorial page, Houston Post, 1972-1977;assistant editor editorial page, Houston Post, 1977-1985. Lecturer in field, since 1947. Instructor creative writing U. Houston, 1946-1947, lecturer feature writing, 1965-1966.

Lecturer Baker College, Rice U., 1977-1978. Delegate Asian American Women Journalists Conference, Honolulu, 1965, 1st World Conference Women Journalists, Mexico City, 1969.

Works

Membership

Board of directors Texas Bill of Rights Foundation, 1962-1964. Board directors Planned Parenthood, 1953-1955, Population Institute, 1985-1991. Member Municipal Art Commission, 1971-1976, Houston Committee Foreign Relations.

Member Texas Society Architects (honorary), Philosophical Society Texas, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Beta Phi.

Connections

Married Charles Wynn Barnes, August 31, 1946. Children: Susan, Patricia, Steven, Polly.

father:
Robert C. Johnston

mother:
Marguerite (Spradling) Johnston

spouse:
Charles Wynn Barnes

child:
Susan Johnston

child:
Patricia Johnston

child:
Steven Johnston

child:
Polly Johnston