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Johnson, Samuel(Encyclopedia)Johnson, Samuel, 1709–84, English author, b. Lichfield. The leading literary scholar and critic of his time, Johnson helped to shape and define the Augustan Age. He was equally celebrated for his br...
Johnson, Samuel(Encyclopedia)Johnson, Samuel, 1696–1772, American clergyman, educator, and philosopher, b. Guilford, Conn., grad. Collegiate School (now Yale), 1714; father of William Samuel Johnson. He became a Congregationali...
Johnson, Hugh Samuel(Encyclopedia)Johnson, Hugh Samuel, 1882–1942, American army officer, government administrator, b. Fort Scott, Kans. After graduation (1903) from West Point, he entered the U.S. army as a second lieutenant. In Wo...
Johnson, William Samuel(Encyclopedia)Johnson, William Samuel, 1727–1819, American political leader and president of Columbia College (1787–1800), b. Stratford, Conn. A lawyer in Connecticut, he soon became a leading figure in the col...
Hawkesworth, John(Encyclopedia)Hawkesworth, John, 1715?–1773, English author. He succeeded his friend Samuel Johnson in 1744 as reporter of parliamentary debates in the Gentleman's Magazine. With Johnson and Joseph Warton he wrot...
Warren, Samuel(Encyclopedia)Warren, Samuel, 1807–77, English lawyer and author. He wrote many legal texts, Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician (1832), and the extremely popular novel Ten Thousand a Year (1841). ...
Canadian literature, English(Encyclopedia)Canadian literature, English, literary works produced in Canada and written in the English language. Early Canadian Writing Although Canadian writing began as an imitative colonial literature, it has ...
English literature(Encyclopedia)English literature, literature written in English since c.1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles; it was during the 15th cent. that the English language acquired much of its modern form. For the...
Johnson, Lady Bird(Encyclopedia)Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912–2007, b. Karnack, Tex., as Claudia Alta Taylor. She married (1934) Lyndon B. Johnson and played an active role in his political career. As first lady (1963–69), she was th...
Johnson, James Weldon(Encyclopedia)Johnson, James Weldon, 1871–1938, American author, b. Jacksonville, Fla., educated at Atlanta Univ. (B.A., 1894) and at Columbia. Johnson was the first African American to be admitted to the Florida...
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