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55 Alvin Saunders Johnson

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Birth Date - Death Date

12/18/1874 to 06/09/1971


 



 

 

Personal Data

Born in Dakota County, Nebraska

He married Margarett Edith Henry in 1904.

Father of seven children

 

 

Education

1897     B.A. University of Nebraska

1898     M.A., Master given by same special act of Nebraska Legislature,

1901     Ph.D., Columbia University

 

 

Employment

1902-1906      Teacher, Economics, Bryn Mawr College

                         Teacher, Columbia University, University of Nebraska, University of  Texas,

                         University of Chicago, Stanford University, and Cornell University

1919                 Founded the New School for Social Research

 

Awards and Honors

1939     Yale University, honorary M.A.

1940     University of Nebraska, L.L.D

1943     American and European Scholars Awards

1945     University of Algiers, Doc., Honoris Causa

 

 

Membership-Professional Organizations

1936     American Economics Association, President

 

1939     American Association of Adult Education, President 

 

Publications

 

 

Professional Interest Areas

Establishing a true school of advanced adult education- the New School for Social Research

 

 

Major Contributions to Adult Education

He provided leadership to the New School, and he directed its philosophical adult education. He successfully completed the Encycopedia of the Social Sciences in the 1930's. While at Columbia, he wrote 1 book, 6 articles, and 12 book reviews in 4 years.

 

 

Additional Resources

Articles

 

Photo Gallery

 

Video/Audio

 

Presentations

 

Books

 

         

 

Interesting Facts

 

 

 In 1944 he drafted the Ives-Quinn Law for the New York Legislature. This statute was enacted to penalize discrimination against Jews and African Americans. On March 12, 1945, when Governor Thomas E. Dewey signed in to law the Ives-Quinn Anti-Discrimination Bill, New York became the first state to enact legislation curtailing the practice of discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of race, religion, or creed.


References

 

Moreland, Willis D., & Goldstein, Erwin H. Pioneers in Adult Education. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1985, pp. 202-222

Ohles, J. F. (Ed.). Biographical Dictionary of American Educators. CT: Greenwood Press, 1973, pp. 707-8.

Sills, David L. (Ed.). The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. New York: Macmillan & Free Press, 1968, pp. 260-62.

Stubblefield, Harold W. Towards a History of Adult Education in America. New York: Croom Helm, 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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