Who is Johnson?

  • (noun): English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784).
    Synonyms: Samuel Johnson, Dr. Johnson
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Johnson

Johnson is an English, Scottish and Irish name of Norman origin. The name itself is a patronym of the given name John, literally meaning "son of John". The name John derives from Latin Johannes, which is derived through Greek Ἰωάννης Iōannēs from Hebrew יוחנן Yohanan, meaning "Yahweh has favoured". The name has been extremely popular in Europe since the Christian era as a result of it being given to St John the Baptist, St John the Evangelist and nearly one thousand other Christian saints. Johnson is the tenth most common surname in the United Kingdom, and second most common in the United States.

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Otis Johnson - Political Career - Mayor
... In November 2003, Johnson was elected to a four-year term as Mayor of Savannah against two-term Alderman Pete Liakakis (Democrat), and four other candidates ... In April 2005, Mayor Johnson publicly challenged Savannah's African American community to begin a concerted effort to address the city's high crime rate, especially in predominantly ... Johnson stressed that criminal acts in Savannah were often perpetrated by young African American males on their own community, and he called a series ...
Johnson, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 299 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond
... to both tradition and to Texan singer and guitarist Blind Willie Johnson ... Johnson recorded the first version of the song for Columbia Records as "You'll Need Somebody on Your Bond" on December 11, 1929, in New Orleans, Louisiana ... on April 20, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia, which was Johnson's last recorded song ...
List Of Canadian Musicians - J
... Carly Rae Jepsen - singer, songwriter Mendelson Joe Alexz Johnson – singer-songwriter, actress Carolyn Dawn Johnson – country singer-songwriter Martha Johnson – singer, songwriter best known ...
James Weldon Johnson
... James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist ... Johnson is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore ...

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    Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.
    —Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved.
    —Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    Had Dr. Johnson written his own life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man’s life may be best written by himself; had he employed in the preservation of his own history, that clearness of narration and elegance of language in which he has embalmed so many eminent persons, the world would probably have had the most perfect example of biography that was ever exhibited.
    James Boswell (1740–95)