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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:

Gifts and Bequests Committee Meeting, 1957

Identifier: U201.01.0120.0026.00002
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.
Dates: 1957

Group Portrait of Faculty and Staff, between 1953-1966

Identifier: U201.01.0086.0022.00001
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

Milton Morris at DU Event, 1954 October

Identifier: B063.05.0052.00049
Abstract Left to right Chester Alter, Gordon Johnston, and Milton Morris stand in hallway looking at a book.
Dates: 1954 October

Milton Morris at DU Event, 1954 October

Identifier: B063.05.0052.00050
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

The Denver Clarion, vol. 33, issue 45, 1957 April 19

Identifier: clarion_v033i45_19570419
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

The Denver Clarion, vol. 34, issue 50, 1958 April 29

Identifier: clarion_v034i50_19580429
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

University of Denver - Derby Day

Identifier: U201.01.0089.0014.00001
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.
Dates: 1946-1993