[jon-suh n; for 5 also Swedish yoo n-sawn]
- Andrew,1808–75, seventeenth president of the U.S. 1865–69.
- Charles Spur·geon [spur-juh n] /ˈspɜr dʒən/, 1893–1956, U.S. educator and sociologist.
- Claudia Alta TaylorLady Bird, 1912–2007, U.S. First Lady 1963–69 (wife of Lyndon Johnson).
- (Earvin) Magic, Jr.born 1959, U.S. basketball player.
- Ey·vind [ey-vin] /ˈeɪ vɪn/, 1900–76, Swedish writer: Nobel prize 1974.
- Gerald White,1890–1980, U.S. writer.
- Howard (Deer·ing) [deer-ing] /ˈdɪər ɪŋ/, 1896?–1972, U.S. businessman: founder of restaurant and motel chain.
- JackJohn Arthur, 1878–1946, U.S. heavyweight prizefighter: world champion 1908–15.
- James Price,1891–1955, U.S. pianist and jazz composer.
- James Wel·don [wel-duh n] /ˈwɛl dən/, 1871–1938, U.S. poet and essayist.
- Lyn·don Baines [lin-duh n beynz] /ˈlɪn dən beɪnz/, 1908–73, thirty-sixth president of the U.S. 1963–69.
- Michael,born 1967, U.S. track athlete.
- Philip C(ortelyou),1906–2005, U.S. architect and author.
- Rev·er·dy [rev-er-dee] /ˈrɛv ər di/, 1796–1876, U.S. lawyer and politician: senator 1845–49, 1863–68.
- Richard Men·tor [men-ter, -tawr] /ˈmɛn tər, -tɔr/, 1780–1850, vice president of the U.S. 1837–41.
- Robert,1911–38, U.S. blues singer and guitarist from the Mississippi Delta.
- SamuelDr. Johnson, 1709–84, English lexicographer, critic, poet, and conversationalist.
- Thomas,1732–1819, U.S. politician and Supreme Court justice 1791–93.
- Virginia E(sh·el·man) [esh-uh l-muh n] /ˈɛʃ əl mən/, 1925–2013, U.S. psychologist: researcher on human sexual behavior (wife of William H. Masters).
- Walter PerryBig Train, 1887–1946, U.S. baseball player.
- Sir William,1715–74, British colonial administrator in America, born in Ireland.
- William JuliusJudy, 1899–1989, U.S. baseball player, Negro Leagues star.
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Examples from the Web for johnson
Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the Hill would be divisive.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
“There was still no pulse, not even the smallest bit,” Johnson says.
They were racing toward the corner of Tompkins and Myrtle avenues with Johnson at the wheel when another call came over the radio.
The cop lay open-eyed with a grievous head wound as Johnson again checked for a pulse.
"Catched" is good enough eighteenth-century for Johnson and Walpole.De Libris: Prose and Verse
She is going to London to see her particular friend, Mrs. Johnson.
Mr. Johnson has hit on the most effectual manner of plaguing us all.
All is by this time known to De Courcy, who is now alone with Mr. Johnson.
I received my information in Mr. Johnson's house, from Mrs. Mainwaring herself.
- Amy 1903–41, British aviator, who made several record flights, including those to Australia (1930) and to Cape Town and back (1936)
- Andrew 1808–75, US Democrat statesman who was elected vice president under the Republican Abraham Lincoln; 17th president of the US (1865–69), became president after Lincoln's assassination. His lenience towards the South after the American Civil War led to strong opposition from radical Republicans, who tried to impeach him
- Earvin (ˈɜːvɪn), known as Magic. born 1959, US basketball player
- Eyvind (ˈevɪnt). 1900–76, Swedish novelist and writer, whose novels include the Krilon trilogy (1941–43): joint winner of the Nobel prize for literature 1974
- Jack 1878–1946, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1908–15)
- Lionel (Pigot) 1867–1902, British poet and critic, best known for his poems "Dark Angel" and "By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross"
- Lyndon Baines known as LBJ. 1908–73, US Democrat statesman; 36th president of the US (1963–69). His administration carried the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, but he lost popularity by increasing US involvement in the Vietnam war
- Martin . born 1970, English Rugby Union footballer; captain of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003.
- Michael (Duane) born 1967, US athlete: world (1995) and Olympic (1996) 200- and 400-metre gold medallist
- Philip (Cortelyou). 1906–2005, US architect and writer; his buildings include the New York State Theater (1964) and the American Telephone and Telegraph building (1978–83), both in New York
- Robert ?1898–1937, US blues singer and guitarist
- Samuel known as Dr. Johnson. 1709–84, British lexicographer, critic, and conversationalist, whose greatest works are his Dictionary (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81). His fame, however, rests as much on Boswell's biography of him as on his literary output
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Word Origin and History for johnson
"penis," 1863, perhaps related to British slang John Thomas, which has the same meaning (1887).
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