Brian K. Johnson

Brian K. Johnson is an archivist with the City of Portland. Brian is also a partner in American History Savers, an archival and library consulting business, and is the co-author of the book Portland Fire & Rescue (2007). Brian has degrees in History and Library Science and has been providing access to local history for over twenty years.

Author's Entries

  • Portland Civil Defense

    In response to perceived Cold War threats, on February 20, 1950, Mayor Dorothy McCullough Lee appointed Charles Pray as Portland’s first director of Civil Defense (CD) in accordance with Chapter 434, Oregon Laws 1949. Within a few years, the department had become a national model; and in 1956, Portland …

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