Johnson, Jacob | 1965

  • Birth and Death Year | 1900-1979
  • Induction Year | 1965
  • Profession | Educator
  • Oklahoma Connection | Johnson is a graduate of Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma.
  • Hometown | Warner

Fun Fact

Oklahoma Governor David Hall proclaimed May 23, 1972 as “Dr. Jacob Johnson Day in Oklahoma.”


“We know this is not a one-man show. What we are doing is recognizing the growth of an idea from the planting to the fruition. In this community, if you don’t want to get run over, you have to move.” - Dr. Jacob Johnson, 1972


Jacob Johnson was born in Arkansas and graduated from the state’s Ouachita College before receiving degrees from Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma in Norman and Stanford University in California. He was a grade school principal at Faxon, Oklahoma (1920-1922) and principal and superintendent at Indiahoma (1922-1933) before his appointment to the presidency of Connors State Agriculture College in Warner, Oklahoma (1933-1965). Dr. Johnson was the president of the Oklahoma Junior College Athletic Conference and became consultant and executive officer of the proposed Oscar Rose Junior College in Midwest City in 1968 and served as its president until his retirement in 1972.