Gerald W. Johnson

Gerald W. Johnson

[jon-suhn; for 3 also Sw. yoon-sawn]
Gerald White Johnson (1890–1980) was a journalist, editor, essayist, historian, biographer, and novelist. Over his nearly 75 year career he was known for being "one of the most eloquent spokespersons for America’s adversary culture.

He was born in Riverton, North Carolina. During World War I he was a member of the American Expeditionary Force. He was the first professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina, spent many years working at the Baltimore Evening Sun, and was a friend of H. L. Mencken.

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