TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR ARTHUR F. JOHNSON,
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT,
19 MAY 1941.
Professor Johnson stated that some seven or eight years ago the applicant studied engineering in his classes for about two years. Since that time he had not maintained personal contact with the applicant but he knew of his work as a writer. Professor Johnson recalled the applicant very vividly and described him as a very unusual young man, definitely not conventional but with a very pleasing personality. To remember him after such a long time indicates that the applicant made quite an impression on Professor Johnson during his time at the University. He was described as being forceful, intelligent, with definite qualities for leadership. He was among the first group of George Washington University students to earn a private pilot license. Professor Johnson spoke highly of the applicant and felt that his honesty, loyalty and sobriety would all be found exceptionally good. He was glad to add his recommendation that the applicant be granted a commission in the Naval Reserve.
File/Ref. No.: OMPF LRH 01-017