Dr. Martin W. Johnson presented Distinguished Alumnus award by Pacific Lutheran University
November 2, 1966
Dr. Martin W. Johnson, professor of marine biology emeritus at the University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has been presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.
Dr. Johnson completed his studies at Pacific Lutheran University in 1918 and entered the University of Washington, Seattle, from which he received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1923, 1930, and 1932, respectively.
He joined the faculty of Scripps Institution in 1934.
A renowned marine biologist, Dr. Johnson was co-author with the late Dr. Harald Sverdrup, former director of Scripps Institution and Dr. R. H. Fleming, oceanography department chairman, University of Washington, of the book, "The Oceans: Their Physics, Chemistry and General Biology." The book is recognized as the most definitive work in the field and used widely as a textbook. Dr. Johnson has written articles for numerous scientific journals and has lectured all over the world.
In addition to his association with the Scripps Institution, Dr. Johnson served as curator for the Puget Sound Biological Station, Wash., and as maxine biologist for the University of California, Division of War Research.
A member of the Pacific Science Congress Board, he was a staff member for the 7th and 8th Pacific Science Congress meetings held in the Philippines and New Zealand, respectively, in 1949 and 1953. He served as co-chairman of the 6th Pacific Science Congress, held in California in 1939.