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James Victor Johnson

Born: 1929, in Kankakee
Pen Name: Vic Johnson

Connection to Illinois: Johnson was born in Kankakee and graduated from Kankakee High School.

Biography: 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.

  • -- Illinois Association of Museums award for Excellence as a Scholarly Publication,

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

  An illustrated sesquicentennial reader :
ISBN: 0966360818 OCLC: 55154703

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

Bourbonnais /
ISBN: 073854096X OCLC: 74444666

Arcadia Pub., Charleston, SC : ©2006.

Bradley /
ISBN: 0738551732 OCLC: 176900837

Arcadia Pub., Charleston, SC : ©2008.

  Burt E. Burroughs annotated :
ISBN: 0917914546 OCLC: 15470419

Lindsay Publications, Bradley, IL : ©1986.