Johnson, Rossiter, 1840–1931, American editor, b. Rochester, N.Y. He was associate editor (1873–77) of the American Cyclopaedia, editor (1883–1902) of the Annual Cyclopedia, and managing editor (1886–89) of the Cyclopedia of American Biography. He originated and edited the
Little Classics(18 vol., 1875–80) and was editor in chief of
The World's Great Books(40 vol., 1898–1901). He also lectured widely and wrote a variety of books.
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