In Memoriam: G. Wesley Johnson Jr. (1932–2018)

G. Wesley Johnson Jr. passed away November 16, 2018. Johnson studied at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Stanford University. He began his teaching career in 1965 as an assistant professor at Stanford University. He was also a founding editor for The Public Historian and a founding member of the National Council on Public History. While not the founding father of public history, Rebecca Conrad notes that “he gave it an identity and a structure” in her History@Work In Memoriam Essay Published February 18, 2019. After founding The Public Historian in 1978, the first issue was titled “The Birth of a New Field.” 

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Posted: May 6, 2019
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