Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Burke Johnston
(1907 - 1995)
Dean, School of Applied Science and Business Administration 1950 - 1961
Dean, School of Science and General Studies 1961 - 1963
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 1963 - 1965
C. P. Miles Professor of English 1965 - 1974
A true renaissance man, George Burke Johnston was a scholar, educator, actor, artist, author, poet, administrator, woodcarver, soldier, and puppeteer. He was instrumental in establishing the College of Arts and Sciences, had numerous works published on a wide variety of topics, and operated his own printing press. His dedication, superb teaching, and zest for life attracted the love and admiration of students and colleagues alike.
Johnston Student Center completed in 1990
Erected by Class of 1999.
Location. 37° 13.769′ N, 80° 25.497′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Perry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Clinton Harriman Cowgill (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Henry Burchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Neyron Derring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John William Hancock Jr. (about 400 feet away); Lingan Strother Randolph (about 600 feet away); Earl Bertram Norris (about 600 feet away); Frank Leigh Robeson (about 600 feet away); William Bradford Alwood (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . G. Burke Johnston Student Center. Virginia Tech web site about the G. Burke Johnston Student Center. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.