George Clayton Johnson

Date of Birth: July 10, 1929

Place of Birth: Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

Date of Death: December 25, 2015

Place of Death: North Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Welsh

George Clayton Johnson was an American science fiction writer. He was known for co-writing the novel Logan’s Run, as well as the television scripts for The Twilight Zone, and the first telecast episode of Star Trek, entitled “The Man Trap”. He also wrote the story on which the 1960 and 2001 films Ocean’s Eleven were based.

George was the son of Charles Edward Johnson and Laura Mae (Duke) Duncan. He was married to Lola Brownstein.

George’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Rucker Johnson (the son of Robert A. Johnson and Elizabeth Wiles). Robert was the son of Nicholas “Nick” Johnson and Sarah. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jacob Wiley and Courtney.

George’s paternal grandmother was Mollie Spangler (the daughter of George W. Spangler and Mary M.).

George’s maternal grandfather was George Cherry Duke (the son of James Madison Duke and Margaret A. Darby). James was the son of John Taylor Duke and Dicey Jones. Margaret was the daughter of Elisha Gore Darby and Sarah Jane Atkins.

George’s maternal grandmother was Lovie Rosetta Williams (the daughter of Adanorm Preston Williams and Mary Elizabeth Collins). Adanorm was the son of Adonijah Williams and Elizabeth Jane Hayes. Mary was the daughter of Samuel S. Collins and Mary Ann Samantha Moultrie.

Sources: Genealogy of George Clayton Johnson (through George’s sister, Ramona Mae Johnson) (focusing on her mother’s side) –

George Clayton Johnson on the 1930 U.S. Census –

George’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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