Johnson, Phyllis Truth, 1926-

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Biographical History

Phyllis Truth Johnson (1926-) was born on August 8, 1926, in Salem, Oregon. She earned two degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, an A.B. in zoology in 1948 and a Ph.D. in parasitology in 1954. Johnson studied and wrote about insects and decapods in locations across South America, Central America, Africa, Thailand, and the Indo-Malayan subregion. She collected for the National Museum of Natural History, and her work is documented in the Divisions of Mammals. Johnson worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Oxford, Maryland, from 1972 until her retirement in 1987. She was a charter member of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology and served as Vice President and President from 1978 to 1982.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 80026734
  • International Society of Phthirapterists. (n.d.) P. T. Johnson, biography. Retrieved from

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