George Clayton Johnson

Date of Birth: July 10, 1929

Place of Birth: Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.

Date of Death: December 25, 2015

Place of Death: North Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh

George Clayton Johnson was an American science fiction writer. He co-wrote the novel Logan’s Run, as well as episodes of 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 11 were based, and the 1960 film’s novelization. He was part of the early development of San Diego Comic Con.

George was the son of Laura Mae and Charles Edward Johnson. He was married to Lola Brownstein, with whom he had two children.

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

George’s paternal grandmother was named Mollie Spangler (the daughter of George W. Spangler and Mary M.). George’s grandmother Mollie was born in Virginia or West Virginia.

George’s maternal grandfather was George Cherry Duke (the son of James Madison Duke and Margaret A. Darby). George was born in Tennessee. 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). Lovie was born in Alabama. 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: George Clayton Johnson on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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

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