Alexander Johnston (historian)

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Alexander Johnston (April 29, 1849 – July 21, 1889) was an American historian.


He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, graduated from Rutgers College in 1870, and was admitted to the bar in 1875 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he taught in the Rutgers College grammar school from 1876 to 1879.[1]

He was principal of the Latin school of Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1879-1883, and was professor of jurisprudence and political economy in the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) from 1884 until his death in Princeton, New Jersey in 1889.[1]


These last articles, which like his other writings represent much original research and are excellent examples of Johnston's rare talent for terse narrative and keen analysis and interpretation of facts, were republished in two volumes entitled American Political History 1763-–1876 (1905–1906), edited by Professor J. A. Woodburn.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Johnston, Alexander". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 473. 

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