Johnson, Allen

Johnson, Allen

Johnson, Allen, 1870-1931, American historian, b. Lowell, Mass. He was professor of history at Iowa (now Grinnell) College (1898-1905), Bowdoin College (1905-10), and Yale (1910-26). He achieved a notable success in editing the "Chronicles of America" (50 vol., 1918-21), a series both scholarly in material and popular in style, to which he contributed Jefferson and His Colleagues (Vol. XV, 1921). This success was partly responsible for his being selected as editor in chief of the Dictionary of American Biography, published under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. Six volumes appeared before his death, setting the style and standard for the remainder of the enterprise.
Edgar Johnson Allen FRS (6 April 1866 - 7 December 1942) was a British marine biologist. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1914 and won the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society in 1926 and the Royal Society's Darwin Medal in 1936.

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