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Meaning of Johnson

John•son

Pronunciation: ( jon'sun for 3 also Sw. y&oobreven'sôn), [key]
— n.
  1. 1808–75, seventeenth president of the U.S. 1865–69.
  2. 1893–1956, U.S. educator and sociologist.
  3. 1900–76, Swedish writer: Nobel prize 1974.
  4. 1890–1980, U.S. writer.
  5. 1896?–1972, U.S. businessman: founder of restaurant and motel chain.
  6. (John Arthur), 1878–1946, U.S. heavyweight prizefighter: world champion 1908–15.
  7. 1891–1955, U.S. pianist and jazz composer.
  8. 1871–1938, U.S. poet and essayist.
  9. 1908–73, thirty-sixth president of the U.S. 1963–69.
  10. born 1906, U.S. architect and author.
  11. 1796–1876, U.S. lawyer and politician: senator 1845–49, 1863–68.
  12. 1780–1850, vice president of the U.S. 1837–41.
  13. (“Dr. Johnson”), 1709–84, English lexicographer, critic, poet, and conversationalist.
  14. born 1925, U.S. psychologist: researcher on human sexual behavior (wife of William H. Masters).
  15. (“Big Train”), 1887–1946, U.S. baseball player.
  16. 1715–74, British colonial administrator in America, born in Ireland.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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