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Virginia E. Johnson

American sexologist and writer

Virginia Eshelman Johnson (February 11, 1925 – July 24, 2013) was an American sexologist and psychologist, best known as the junior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team.[1]

Virginia E. Johnson
Virginia Eshelman

(1925-02-11)February 11, 1925
DiedJuly 25, 2013(2013-07-25) (aged 88)
Alma materDrury University
OccupationSexologist and psychologist
Known forMasters and Johnson human sexuality research team
Spouse(s)William H. Masters (1971–1992)
ChildrenScott Forstall
Lisa Evans

Johnson was born on February 11, 1925 in Springfield, Missouri.[2] She studied at Drury University.[2]

Johnson divorced her first husband, with whom she had had two children – Scott Forstall and Lisa Evans – in 1956. Then she was married to William H. Masters from 1971 until they divorced in 1992. Johnson died on July 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri from an illness, aged 88.[3]