Johnston Avery, 1901-1970, A Chronology
1923 - 1924 Reporter for Greensboro (NC) Daily News.
1924 - 1928 Reporter, then Editor for Hickory (NC) Daily Record.
1925 - Jun 6 Married Virginia Davenport Hall of Hickory, NC.
1928 - 1932 Editor and Publisher of Lenoir (NC) News-Topic.
1928 - Recipient, Separk Award for editorial work.
1930 - Recipient, North Carolina Press Association Award.
1931 - Participated in the successful campaigns of J.C.B. Ehringhaus for Governor of North Carolina and Robert R. Reynolds for U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
1932 - Assistant to Senator Reynolds, Washington, DC
1933 - 1935 Assistant to the Director, U.S. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.
1935 - 1950 Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Anti-Trust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC and New York, NY.
1935 - 1947 Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve.
1946 - 1948 Assistant Director, Decartelization Branch, U.S. Office of Military Government, Berlin, Germany.
1948 - Transferred back to Anti-Trust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
1950 - 1952 Assistant Administrator, U.S. Technical Cooperation Administration (Point Four Program), Foreign Operations Administration, Department of State,
1952 - 1970 President of Liberian American Swedish Minerals Co. (LAMCO).
1952 - 1955 Director, International African-American Corporation.
1955 - Dec 23 LAMCO's chief geologist, Sandy Clark, discovered iron ore at Mount Nimba, Liberia.
1956 - Drilling began at Nimba Mountains, Liberia.
1958 - Feb Established a home at Cascais, Portugal to be mid-way between New York, Stockholm and Liberia.
1959 - May 7 Decorated Grand Commander of the Star of Africa, Monrovia, Liberia.
1961 - Began building home on Middle Sound, New Hanover Co., NC.
1963 - Decorated Knight Commander of the Order of Vassa, Stockholm, Sweden.
1969 - Sep 5 Entered leukemia unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
1970 - Oct 1 Died, Baltimore, MD.
"Big Deal in the Liberian Jungle." Forbes. December 1, 1961, pp. 31-32.
"Business Around the Globe: A Landscape of Ore." Fortune. December 1961, pp. 65-72.
"Johnston Avery, Mines Developer, Dies Thursday." Wilmington Star-News, October 2, 1970.
Moody's Industrial Manual, 1963. New York: Moody's Investor's Service, 1963.
Who Was Who in America: Volume V. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1973.