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Gloria was born on 16 August 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was raised and attended school there. Following high school graduation in 1944, Gloria worked at the Minneapolis Public Library until she went to college at the University of Minnesota, also in Minneapolis. She spent the war years at high school and as a college student. Following the war, Gloria got married (husband Oscar); they raised a family of two daughters. Gloria worked at a number of different jobs over the years, including at a nursery school, an employment agency, and a trade school. In 1973, she moved to rural Hastings where she lived during retirement. Gloria was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, and also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and reading. Noteworthy in this interview is the discussion of the impact of war on everyday life, from the perspective of a high school student.
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Saylor, Thomas, "Oral History Project World War II Years, 1941-1946 - Gloria Johnson" (2001). Oral History Project: World War II Years, 1941-1946. 126.