Johnston, W. Gordon, 1903-1958
W. Gordon Johnston was a law professor at Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver for 26 years and the dean of Sturm College of Law for over ten years from 1948-1958 until his death.
Received the Distinguished Service Award of Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership fraternity (1957).
Dies from fatal heart attack on April 25, 1958 at 54 years old.
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract University of Denver Trustees John Gorsuch, Judge Phillips, George Rainsford, Al Gould, and Gordon Johnston sit around a table set for a meal at a Gifts and Bequests Committee Meeting in 1957.
Abstract Group portrait of a large group of University of Denver faculty, staff, and administration at a retreat. The individuals are arranged in three rows, with the back two rows standing and the front row seated; visible in the background are a house with log shingles and a 1950s-type automobile.
Dates: between 1953-1966
Abstract Dean Gordon Johnston, far left, Chancellor Cheston Alter, center, and Law School Alumni President Milton Morris, standing behind Chancellor Alter, with some unidentified men at a Sturm College of Law dinner.
Dates: 1954 October
Abstract Road Ruckus Rages On – DU Not Planning Improvements Students Want Immediate Action (Survey Reveals Anger at Muddy Thoroughfare; Wilson Cites Difficulties in Erasing Condition). Dean Johnston Receives Service Award from ODK. University Plans Large Investment. Enrollment Decrease Recorded. Editor Applications. “Time Limit” – Fourth DPA production of the season.
Dates: 1957 April 19
Abstract Students Elect AUSA Officers. DU Pioneer Club Sponsors Dance with Name Band. May Days Calendar. ODK, Leadership Honorary, Taps New Members Friday. Dean of DU College of Law Suffers Fatal Heart Attack. CCH Conference Studies Condition of State Politics. Foundation Director Raps Bizad Curriculum. Chapel Recalls Rural South.
Dates: 1958 April 29
Abstract Black and white photograph of group of the Law offices decorated for Homecoming 1955 Dean Johnston and Charles M. Dearorff standing by a manequin wearing a white wig and judges cloak.