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Warren Johansson
(February 21, 1934 - June 10, 1994) U.S.A.

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Warren Johansson (pseudonym of Peter Joseph Wallfield) received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania, and he took an M.A. at Columbia University. He was literate in some 50 languages, including Arabic, French, German, classical Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and Russian.

His first efforts in homophilics came in 1964 as research assistant in German and Greek to J. Z. Eglinton (pseudonym of Walter Breen) in the publication of Greek Love. Johansson became associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, and was co-author with William Armstrong Percy III of Outing: A Conspiracy of Silence (1994). He also contributed numerous articles in homophilics periodicals, including The Gay Review.

He was a founding member of the Scholarship Committee of the Gay Academic Union, an associate editor of Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, and the co-author of Outing: Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence; one of the articles which he contributed to the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality was an examination of the life of Nikola Tesla, in which he concludes that the scientist was gay (Johannson, W. "Nikola Tesla", Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. Garland, 1990. pp. 1287-1288). Johansson died in Boston of cancer of the tongue, and his ashes were buried at Widener Library in Harvard Yard.


Source: Richard Dey, Editor in Science - The Encyclopedia Homophilica, International Homophilics Institute

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