Historian, teacher. Born– February 3, 1923, Coos Bay, Or. Parents– Franz Oscar and Agnes (Sandquist) Johnson. Married– Vivian Ellis, December 19, 1959. Education– University of Oregon, B.A., 1951, M.A., 1953; Claremont Graduate School, Ph.D., 1956. U.S. Coast Guard, 1941-1946; active duty U.S. Naval Reserve, 1951-1952; taught, University of Alabama, 1956-. Member; American Historical Association; Society for Nautical Research; Naval Historical Foundation; United States Naval Institute; Phi Beta Kappa.
Contemporary Authors, Vol. 37R.
For China Station; the U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-1898. Annapolis, Md.; Naval Institute Press, 1979.
Guardians of the Sea; History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present. Annapolis, Md.; Naval Institute Press, 1987.
Rear Admiral John Rodgers, 1812-1882. Annapolis, Md.; U.S. Naval Institute, 1967.
Thence Round Cape Horn; the Story of the United States Naval Forces on Pacific Station, 1818-1923. Annapolis, Md.; U.S. Naval Institute, 1963.