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It is, of course, impossible to thank all of those who have made a contribution to these pages in one way or another. Everyone who interacted with Dad during the course of his life has played some role. And to even begin the task of listing all of those individuals whose names I can recall -- colleagues, students, friends -- would run the inevitable risk of leaving out most of them.

Those who have helped with the most immediate task of assembling this material include:

My sister, and only sibling, Kate, who has been supportive

My wife, Mary Vasey, who teaches writing skills to me as well as her students

My children: Julie, Sherman and Gregory, who each have their own memories of "Grandpa Jack"

Robert McCown, former Director, University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections (archives), where some of Dad's papers are maintained

My executive assistant, Mike Brau -- the only human who knows where all the bodies (of paper) are buried -- and whose organizational skills made some of this retrieval possible

My research assistant, Ken Limore, who has skillfully assisted with the scanning and proof reading

Carmen Clark, a knowledgeable student of general semantics, who offered useful suggestions on selections

Those who were so generous in helping me through the process of acquiring copyright permissions include:

Jennifer Belt, Harper Collins Publishers (for Your Most Enchanted Listener)

Florence Eichin, Penguin USA (successor to D. Appleton, for Because I Stutter)

Patricia Fuhs, Addison Wesley Educational Publishers (successor to Harpers College Department, for People in Quandaries and Living With Change)

Carol Harker, editor, and Linda Alexander, for the latter's article, "Figure of Speech," from the Iowa Alumni Quarterly of the University of Iowa Alumni Association

Jeremy Klein, Editor, and Paul Dennithorne Johnston, Managing Editor, ETC., and Executive Director, International Society for General Semantics, for the many articles reproduced from ETC., as well as the ISGS' interest in People in Quandaries, and for providing the link from the ISGS Web page

I am still (as of March 22, 1997) in the process of finishing the paperwork with Addison Wesley, and have yet to contact the University of Minnesota Press and Doubleday (for Stuttering and What You Can Do About It)

Finally, I would like to thank:

Richard Hertig, Chair, University of Iowa Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Ann Michael, Director, Speech and Hearing Clinic, Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, for their interest in, and support and promotion of, the Wendell Johnson Memorial Web Page, the link from their page, and from that of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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