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The Papers of Herbert Johnson

Identifier: MSS-82-4

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between Mr. Johnson and law professors Hardy C. Dillard, Frederick D. G. Ribble, John Rictchie III, T. Munford Boyd, Dean Monrad Paulsen, UVA President Colgate M. Darden, Law School Foundation, and law alumni.

There is also some memorabilia and letters to Cornelia Stacey Johnson.

It was donated in four installments from 1982-1984.


  • Creation: 1926-1977


Biographical / Historical

Herbert Johnson was born in Conyers, Georgia, on 15 June 1901. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1927, and was a member of the “celebrated class of 1927.” He served as the Atlanta Bar Delegate to the American Bar, where he served on the Committee on Professional Ethics (1955-64), advisory board of the Bar Journal (1961-1966), and on the Committee on Condemnation Law (1960-1965). He was a delegate at the International Law Conference in Oslo (1956) and in Dublin (1968). He was also member of the Inter-American Bar Associations, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Atlanta Lawyers Foundation and the American Judicature Society, the Selden Society International Association of Jurists, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, World Peace Through Law, American Bar Foundation, trustee of the Atlanta Historical Society, director of the English Speaking Union of the United States, and the Atlanta Committee on Foreign relations. Mr. Johnson was active in alumni activities for fifty years. He died 1 November 1976.


.3 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Small collection of correspondence between Herbert Johnson, Law ’27 and the University of Virginia School of Law and the Law School Alumni Association.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Cornelia Staley Johnson donated these papers in the fall of 1982.

The Papers of Herbert Johnson, 1926-1977, MSS 82-4
The Papers of Herbert Johnson, 1926-1977, MSS 82-4
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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States