[ jon-suhn; Swedish yoon-sawn ]


  1. Andrew, 1808–75, seventeenth president of the U.S. 1865–69.
  2. Charles Spur·geon [spur, -j, uh, n], 1893–1956, U.S. educator and sociologist.
  3. Claudia Alta Taylor Lady Bird, 1912–2007, U.S. First Lady 1963–69 (wife of Lyndon Johnson).
  4. (Earvin) Magic, Jr. born 1959, U.S. basketball player.
  5. Ey·vind [ey, -vin], 1900–76, Swedish writer: Nobel Prize 1974.
  6. Gerald White, 1890–1980, U.S. writer.
  7. Howard (Deer·ing) [deer, -ing], 1896?–1972, U.S. businessman: founder of restaurant and motel chain.
  8. Jack John Arthur, 1878–1946, U.S. heavyweight prizefighter: world champion 1908–15.
  9. James Price, 1891–1955, U.S. pianist and jazz composer.
  10. James Wel·don [wel, -d, uh, n], 1871–1938, U.S. poet and essayist.
  11. Lyn·don Baines [lin, -d, uh, n beynz], 1908–73, thirty-sixth president of the U.S. 1963–69.
  12. Michael, born 1967, U.S. track athlete.
  13. Philip C(ortelyou), 1906–2005, U.S. architect and author.
  14. Rev·er·dy [rev, -er-dee], 1796–1876, U.S. lawyer and politician: senator 1845–49, 1863–68.
  15. Richard Men·tor [men, -ter, -tawr], 1780–1850, vice president of the U.S. 1837–41.
  16. Robert, 1911–38, U.S. blues singer and guitarist from the Mississippi Delta.
  17. Samuel Dr. Johnson, 1709–84, English lexicographer, critic, poet, and conversationalist.
  18. Thomas, 1732–1819, U.S. politician and Supreme Court justice 1791–93.
  19. Virginia E(sh·el·man) [esh, -, uh, l-m, uh, n], 1925–2013, U.S. psychologist: researcher on human sexual behavior (wife of William H. Masters).
  20. Walter Perry Big Train, 1887–1946, U.S. baseball player.
  21. Sir William, 1715–74, British colonial administrator in America, born in Ireland.
  22. William Julius Judy, 1899–1989, U.S. baseball player, Negro Leagues star.


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  1. JohnsonAmy19031941FBritishTRAVEL AND EXPLORATION: aviator Amy 1903–41, British aviator, who made several record flights, including those to Australia (1930) and to Cape Town and back (1936)
  2. JohnsonAndrew18081875MUSPOLITICS: statesmanPOLITICS: head of state 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
  3. JohnsonEarvin1959MUSSPORT AND GAMES: basketball player Earvin (ˈɜːvɪn), known as Magic. born 1959, US basketball player
  4. JohnsonEyvind19001976MSwedishWRITING: novelistWRITING: writer 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
  5. JohnsonJack18781946MUSSPORT AND GAMES: boxer Jack 1878–1946, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1908–15)
  6. JohnsonLionel (Pigot)18671902MBritishWRITING: poetWRITING: critic 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"
  7. JohnsonLyndon Baines19081973MUSPOLITICS: statesmanPOLITICS: head of state 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
  8. JohnsonMartin1970MBritishSPORT: rugby-union player Martin . born 1970, English Rugby Union footballer; captain of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003.
  9. JohnsonMichael (Duane)1967MUSSPORT AND GAMES: athlete Michael ( Duane ) born 1967, US athlete: world (1995) and Olympic (1996) 200- and 400-metre gold medallist
  10. JohnsonPhilip (Cortelyou)19062005MUSARCHITECTURE: architectWRITING: writer 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
  11. JohnsonRobert?18981937MUSMUSIC: blues singerMUSIC: guitarist Robert ?1898–1937, US blues singer and guitarist
  12. JohnsonSamuel17091784MBritishLANGUAGE: lexicographerWRITING: criticMISC: conversationalist 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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The Food and Drug Administration this week released its findings on the efficacy of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which increased over time.

From Axios

After participating in a call with Longoria, Johnson found him credible.

Written by Duaa Eldeib, Adriana Gallardo, Johnson, Annie Waldman, Nina Martin, Buford and Tony Briscoe, the story exposed the flaws of one-size-fits-all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about when and how to seek care.

In Bexar County, where Johnson’s trial would be held, jury trials have been under an unyielding freeze that will last at least until the end of March 2021.

From Time

Lasry, in a round of local interviews, said he was moved to run by Johnson endorsing “conspiracy theories” instead of delivering for the state.

This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.

Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the Hill would be divisive.

In 2009, Lee Daniels announced that he would direct Selma and that Liam Neeson would play President Lyndon Johnson.

Last summer, I spoke with first black supermodel Beverly Johnson about this for The Root.

She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.

He prepared a glossary of provincial and archological words, intended for a supplement to Johnson's Dictionary.

This group contains the name of the only President (Andrew Johnson) who was ever sought to be impeached.

In a short time you will be able, in the language of Dr. Johnson, “to tear out the heart of any book.”

He has put down to Boswell what was undoubtedly said by Johnson; what the latter did, and what the former could not say.

Johnson calls it a "juridical word:" and I certainly have no recollection of having met with it, except in judicial proceedings.





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