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Edmond Johnson

Edmond Johnson (1918-2001) was an American chemist and professor. He is a recipient of the American Chemical Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Early life

Johnson was born in 1918 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (now state of Hawaii), the son of American missionaries to Hawaii. He attended the University of Louisville where he received a B.S. in chemistry in 1938. He later worked in industry and returned to school for graduate studies. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1947 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He married Ann Thompson, a secretary in the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


In 1942, while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge serving in the 87th[1] Infantry Division.

Upon the end of the war, Johnson resumed his studies and received his Ph.D. in 1947. He remained on the faculty for 5 years teaching organic chemistry and other courses. Later, he moved to the University of Texas, Austin where he was appointed Associate Professor. There he engaged in organic chemistry research and authored approximately 50 papers.

Johnson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Chemical Society[2] shortly after his retirement.

Late career

Johnson was active in community affairs. He died in Houston, Texas on September 22, 2001 after having suffered a sudden stroke 10 days earlier.


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