JOHNSON, GOLDA WATSON, 1915-1999.

Biography;

Teacher.  Born– June 17, 1915, Joppa, Al.  Parents– Samuel and Alice (Humphries) Watson.  Married– Kermit A. Johnson, March 21, 1932.  One child.  University of Alabama, B. S., 1950; M.A., 1958.  Teacher in elementary schools of Garden City and Mountain Brook, Al., and at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Grant, Al.  Critic teacher (supervisor of practice teachers) at University of Alabama Laboratory School.  First lady of the University of Montevallo during her husband’s tenure as president, 1968-1986.  Researcher and advocate for the restoration of  Kingswood house, built in 1823 by Edmund King and now a visitor center on the campus of the University of Montevallo.  Member Delta Kappa Gamma education honorary; president, Mountain Brook Educational Association.  Alabama Mother of the Year, 1979; received the Award of Merit of the Alabama Historical Commission for her efforts to save Kingswood.  Died April 15, 1999.

Source;

Anonymous.

Publications;

The Lives and Times of Kingswood in Alabama, 1817-1890.  University of Montevallo, 1976.