1893–1974

Introduction

Born: May 21, 1893, Väse, Värm­land, Swe­den.

Died: No­vem­ber 13, 1974, Mi­ami, Flo­ri­da.

Biography

Johnson’s fa­mi­ly emi­grat­ed to Am­eri­ca when he was 10 years old, set­tling in Har­tford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

He learned the craft of a print­er, but at age 30 took up stu­dies at North Park Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, where he earned de­grees at the aca­de­my, col­lege, and se­mi­na­ry. He went on to gra­du­ate from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chi­ca­go and Duke Uni­ver­si­ty, Dur­ham, North Ca­ro­li­na.

He start­ed teach­ing Eng­lish and Swed­ish at North Park in 1931, stay­ing there three de­cades. He al­so found time to ed­it the Swed­ish Pio­neer His­to­ri­cal Quar­ter­ly.

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