University professor, dean. Born– June 3, 1915, Birmingham. Parents– Clarence Johnson and Louise (Thornbury) Going. Married– Margaret Moorer. Education– University of Alabama, A.B. with honors, 1936; Duke University, M.A., 1938; University of Michigan, Ed.D., 1954. Taught English in Birmingham city schools; University of Alabama, 1939-1957; after 1957, professor of English, dean of instruction, and dean of academic affairs, Southern Illinois University. Rhodes Scholar-elect from Alabama, 1938. Member, advisory board of Alton Memorial Hospital Nursing School, Midwest Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association of America, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Who’s Who in America, 1980.
Essays on Alabama Literature. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.
Scanty Plot of Ground; Studies in the Victorian Sonnet. The Hague, Netherlands; Mouton, 1976.