Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September]– 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single biographical work in the whole of literature," James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.
Samuel Johnson (16 March 1827 – 6 August 1905) was a New Zealand printer, newspaper proprietor and editor. He was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England on 16 March 1827.
After a career in journalism and printing in Castleford, Yorkshire, Johnson emigrated to New Zealand in the company of William Rawson Brame's Albertland settlers. The Albertlanders intended to set up a model community in New Zealand; Johnson had been appointed the group's editor and printer. He left the group in 1862 after working in Auckland and Dunedin before returning to Albertown in 1863. The settlement collapsed in 1864 and by 1866 Johnson was living in Blenheim where he and brother Thomas established the Marlborough Express. Originally a weekly paper, the Express's circulation eventually increased to twice weekly. Now owned by Australaisan giant Fairfax Media, it prints daily.
Johnson was elected to the Marlborough Provincial Council in 1872; he resigned in 1874. He sold his newspaper in 1879 before returning briefly to England. Back in New Zealand from 1884, he lived in Waipawa and worked for the Waipawa Mail and Hawke's Bay Herald.
Samuel Clay Johnson (July 1881 – unknown) was an Englishfootballer. His regular position was as a forward. Born in Manchester, he began his career with Tonge, but moved to Newton Heath in January 1901. He made his only league appearance on 20 March 1901, playing at inside right in a 3–2 home defeat by Leicester Fosse. He moved to Barnsley for the 1901–02 season, but did not make a single appearance before moving on to Heywood in November 1902.