Journalist, broadcaster; genealogist. Born– January 26, 1908, Uniontown. Parents– Charles Poellnitz, Jr. and Eloise Simms (White) Johnston. Married– Margaret Louise Feagin, December 26, 1948. Children– Two. Education– Culver Military Academy; Washington and Lee University, A.B., 1929. President and publisher, Huntsville Times; Vice-President and local advertising manager, Birmingham News-Age Herald; Managing Director, WSGN; Executive Vice-President, Birmingham News Co.; President, Alabama Broadcasting System, Inc.; Managing Director, WAPI, WAFM, WABT-TV; President, Alabama Telecasting Corp. Active in civic and welfare organizations; member, advisory committee of Voice of America, fourteen years. Member; National Press Club; Rotary Club; Society of Cincinnati; Sons of American Revolution; and others. His hobby interest in genealogy inspired several of his books. Died February 1985.


Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.


Around the World in Forty-Two Days. Birmingham, Ala.; Featon Press, 1967.

The Gentle Johnstons and Their Kin. Birmingham, Ala.; Featon Press, 1966.

Little Acorns from the Mighty Oak. Birmingham, Ala.; Featon Press, 1962.

Me and My Gals. Birmingham, Ala.; Featon Press, 1970.

Pioneers in Their Own Rights. Birmingham, Ala.; Featon Press, 1964.