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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Victor Johnson  

Pen Name: Vic Johnson

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1929, in Kankakee

E-Mail: --

Illinois Connection

Johnson was born in Kankakee and graduated from Kankakee High School.

Biographical and Professional Information

Victor Johnson was always interested in writing. He had one short story published in Rod Sterling's Twilight Magazine. He also wrote several technical articles on industrial coatings for technical magazines. Between 1990 and 2003, he wrote a Sunday column for the Kankakee Sunday Journal on regional history. He also edited the Bourbonnais Historical Society newsletter for a number of years and wrote occasional miscellaneous articles for the Kankakee Journal and the Bourbonnais Herald. He was associate editor of Farm Pond Harvest magazine for 20 years.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bourbonnais /
ISBN: 073854096X. OCLC Number:

Arcadia Pub.,. Charleston, SC :. ©2006.

Bradley /
ISBN: 0738551732. OCLC Number:

Arcadia Pub.,. Charleston, SC :. ©2008.

An illustrated sesquicentennial reader :
ISBN: 0966360818. OCLC Number:

Kankakee Historical Society,. Kankakee, Ill. :. ©2004.

Burt E. Burroughs annotated :
ISBN: 0917914546. OCLC Number:

Lindsay Publications,. Bradley, IL :. ©1986.


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