David A Johnston

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Birthday
18, 1949
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1949 (age 68)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Renowned American volcanologist who perished during the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington in 1980. He is widely credited with advancing the science of volcanic eruption prediction.

Before Fame

He was originally a Journalism major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign but later changed his major to Geology.

Trivia

His life and work have been depicted in fictional films like 1981's St. Helens and in documentaries like 1980's The Eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Family Life

His parents are Thomas and Alice Johnston. He was never married.

Associated With

He and Thomas Jaggar are both world-famous volcanologists.