Elgy Johnson

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Elgy S. Johnson
Jacksonville, Florida
Washington D. C.
ResidenceWashington D. C.

Elgy Sibley Johnson (November 8, 1912 – March 12, 1987) was a mathematician and professor at University of the District of Columbia from the school's foundation in 1976 until his retirement in 1983.[1] Johnson had formerly been the acting president of Federal City College from 1972 through 1974 where he chaired the mathematics department.[2][3][4]

Johnson graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. He received his master's degree in mathematical statistics at the University of Michigan and a law degree from Catholic University.[4] His doctorate in mathematics at Catholic University was titled Properties of solutions of nonlinear differential equations. [1] He was the 25th African American to earn a PhD. in Mathematics.[5] He was a member of the Mu Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.[6]

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Johnson was married to Lola Craft and later divorced. He married Bernice Johnson in 1984.[4]


  1. ^ a b Johnson., Elgy S. (February 22, 1999). "Properties of solutions of nonlinear differential equations (Book, 1979)". WorldCat.org. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "UDC Consolidation" (PDF). Maryland – D.C. – Virginia Section of the MAA Newsletter. Fall 1978. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Roberson v. District of Columbia Bd. of Higher Ed". Justia Law. January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "ELGY SIBLEY JOHNSON, 74, RETIRED UDC PROFESSOR, DIES". Washington Post. March 12, 1987. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Shakil, M (2010). "African-Americans in mathematical sciences – a chronological introduction" (PDF). Polygon. 4 (Spring): 27–42. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Notable Members of Mu Lambda". Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Mu Lambda chapter. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.

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