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Johnson, A. Rex (Arlin Rex), 1898-1970



  • Existence: 1898 - 1970

Biographical History

A. Rex Johnson (1898-1970) was a professor and academic administrator in Utah.

Arlin Rex Johnson was born on June 4, 1898 in Huntington, Utah to Edgar Amos Johnson and Julia Ellis Wakefield Johnson. He attended Brigham Young University, during which time he was drafted to join the U.S. Army during World War I. However, he never left the country. During his time at Brigham Young University, he was also a member of the Goldbrickers. He married Edith Jones on May 12, 1921. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1924 with a B.S. in Accounting and Business. For the next few years, he taught at Provo High School and at Brigham Young University. In 1931, he graduated with a M.A. from George Washington University. Four years later, in 1935, he graduated from George Washington University with a Ph.D. He spent the next fifteen years working as the assistant director of foreign agricultural relations in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also taught night classes at George Washinton University during this time. He then became the director of the Navy Southern University Financial Management Program. He worked as a professor at Nevada Southern University and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas until his death on February 10, 1970.

BYU organizational history, via WWW, Mar. 10, 2017 (A. Rex Johnson)

Brigham Young High School website, via WWW, Mar. 10, 2017 (A. Rex Johnson)

Daily herald, Feb. 12, 1970 (Arlin Rex Johnson; b. June 4, 1898 in Huntington, Utah; d. Feb. 10, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nev.; m. Edith Jones on May 12, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah; attended Brigham Young High School; graduated 1924, Brigham Young University; student body president, 1923-1924; MA, George Washington University, 1931; Ph.D., George Washington University, 1935; assistant secretary to William H. King in Washington, DC; professor, Brigham Young University, 1925-1929; assistant director to foreign agricultural relations, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1934-1950; director of Navy Graduate Financial Management, 1950-1963; professor, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 1963-1970; est. Hotel Administration School at UNLV, 1964; served in U.S. Army during World War I; active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Familysearch, via WWW, Sept. 25, 2014, (born 4 June 1898 in Huntington, Utah to Edgar Amos and Julia Ellis Wakefield Johnson; married Edith Jones 12 May 1921; died 10 February 1970), via WWW, Sept. 25, 2014, (married Edith Jones 12 May 1921; drafted to army during WWI; died 10 February 1970)

BYU Banyan, via WWW, Sept. 25, 2014, (attended BYU, member of the Goldbrickers), via WWW, Sept. 25, 2014, (graduated from BYU in 1924 with a B.S. in Accounting and Business)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Beta Delta Chapter publications

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231013415]
Identifier: UA 432
Scope and Contents

Material includes a history of the chapter of the student fraternity, and alumni bulletins concerning news of members and activities of the chapter. Dated from 1928 to 1939.

Dates: 1928-1936

Department of Marketing records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 512
Scope and Contents

Contains twenty-two student papers written for marketing classes of Weldon Taylor. Also includes two studies published by the College of Business entitiled "Consumer Buying Practices: A Survey of Provo, Utah, 1947," and "A Study of the Radio Listening Habits of the People in Utah County."

Dates: 1937-1940

A. Rex Johnson correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 378
Scope and Contents

Contains 163 letters to and from Johnson while he was student body president and president of the Alumni Association. It also includes correspondence with president Harris, faculty, administrators, and others outside of campus. It also contains information concerning his life after leaving Brigham Young University. Dated 1922-1930.

Dates: 1922-1930

A. Rex Johnson photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UA P 9
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs taken or collected by Johnson, including images of Brigham Young University and tourist destinations in Utah and California. Materials date from approximately 1920 to 1940.

Dates: approximately 1920-1940

Photograph of A. Rex Johnson

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F101_p101bottomleft

Report of semi-centennial celebration of the founding of Brigham Young University

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233259446]
Identifier: UA 894
Scope and Contents Record of events held as part of the semicentennial celebration, compiled by A. Rex Johnson and Melvin C. Miller. Includes transcripts of talks. Also includes a photograph showing people and parade floats in front of the Maeser Building. Speakers included George H. Brimhall, Willard Young, Adam S. Bennion, David J. Wilson, Herbert E. Bolton, Heber J. Grant, Franklin S. Harris, E. G. Peterson, John A. Widtsoe, Richard R. Lyman, and others. Includes a report on the dedication of the Heber...
Dates: 1925