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Robert Erwin Johnson

Born: 3-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Marshfield, OR
Died: 28-Jan-2008
Location of death: Tuscaloosa, AL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Guardians of the Sea

Military service: US Coast Guard (1941-46); US Navy Reserve (active duty, 1951-52)

Father: Franz Oscar Johnson
Mother: Agnes Sandquist
Wife: Vivian Ellis (m. 19-Dec-1959)

    University: Oregon State Agricultural College (transferred)
    University: BA, University of Oregon (1951)
    University: MA, University of Oregon (1953)
    University: PhD, Claremont Graduate School (1956)
    Professor: History, University of Alabama (1956-93)

    American Historical Association
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Society for Nautical Research
    United States Naval Institute

Author of books:
Thence Round Cape Horn: The Story of United States Naval Forces on Pacific Station, 1818-1923 (1963, history)
Rear Admiral John Rodgers, 1812-1882 (1967, biography)
Far China Station: The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-1898 (1979, history)
Guardians of the Sea: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present (1987, history)
Bering Sea Escort: Life Aboard a Coast Guard Cutter in World War II (1992, history)

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