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educator , Mathematician , Computer scientist

William Francis Johnston, American mathematician, computer scientist, educator. Recipient Wood Badge, Region Seven Canoe Base Boy Scouts American, 1969, Silver Beaver award, Sinissippi Council Boy Scouts American, 1972, District award of Merit, Tomahawk District, Boy Scouts American, Janesville, Wisconsin, 1978.


Johnston, William Francis was born on September 28, 1925 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Son of Frank Albert and Margaret Lorretta (McFarland) Johnston.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University Wisconsin, Platteville, 1949. Master of Science in Science Education, University Wisconsin, 1953. Master of Science in Mathematics Education, University Wisconsin, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy in Math Education, University Wisconsin, 1977.


Mathematics science teacher Horicon (Wisconsin) High School, 1949-1952. Science teacher John Dewey Junior High School, West Allis, Wisconsin, 1952-1953. Mathematics teacher West High School, Green Bay, 1953-1962.

Associate professor mathematics computer science University Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1962-1991.


Badger Boys State Staff American Legion Department of Wisconsin Ripon College, 1968-1991. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member National Council Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematics Association American, Milwaukee Area Mathematics Council, American Legion (vice commander Post 173, Whitewater, Wisconsin 1965), Phi Delta Kappa (treasurer University Wisconsin chapter Whitewater 1966).


  • Other Interests

    Scouting, camping, amateur radio, photography.


Married Gladys Mae Mueller, December 30., 1947. Children: Barbara, Bruce, Brian, Brad, Brenda.

Frank Albert Johnston

Margaret Lorretta (McFarland) Johnston

Gladys Mae Mueller

Barbara Johnston

Bruce Johnston

Brian Johnston

Brad Johnston

Brenda Johnston