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JOHNSTON, Alexander, author, born in Brooklyn, New York, 29 April, 1849. He was graduated at Rutgers in 1870. After studying law in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he was admitted to the bar in 1876, and taught in Rutgers college grammar school till 1879, when he became principal of the Norwalk Latin school. Since 1883 he has been professor of jurisprudence and political economy in Princeton. Rutgers gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1886. He has published "History of American Politics" (New York, 1879); "The Genesis of a New England State," Connecticut (Johns Hopkins University Series, 1884); "Representative American Orations, with an Outline of American Political History" (1885); "History of the United States for Schools" (1886); "History of Connecticut"; "American Commonwealth" Series, Boston, 1887); and articles on the United States in a supplement to the "Encyclopaedia Britannica."
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