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Published: Friday, 2/18/2011 - Updated: 4 years ago

'Boardwalk Empire' author honored


The author of the book that inspired the HBO dramatic series Boardwalk Empire will receive an honorary doctorate from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey at its spring commencement.
The college announced the honor for Nelson Johnson on Thursday.

Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., said Johnson will receive a doctor of humane letters degree recognizing the many years he has devoted to researching the history of the Atlantic City region and preserving it for future generations.

Johnson, who lives in Hammonton, N.J., was an attorney for the Atlantic City Planning Board at the time many of the city's casinos were approved.

Richard Stockton College is located in Galloway Township about 10 miles northwest of Atlantic City.

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