Owen McMahon Johnson (1878-1952) was an American writer best remembered for his stories and novels cataloguing the educational and personal growth of the fictional character Dink Stover. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1901, marrying Mary Galt Stockly and moving to Paris, where he did his initial writing. He was a war correspondent for the New York Times and Collier's Weekly during World War I. He worked and resided in Stockbridge, Massachusetts from 1923 to 1948, writing about marriage, divorce, and golf. After 1931, his writing activities became less intense, and he became interested in politics, running (unsuccessfully) for the House of Representatives in 1936 and 1938. His works include: In the Name of Liberty (1905), The Hummingbird (1910), The Varmint (1910), The Tennessee Shad (1911), Stover at Yale (1911), Murder in Any Degree (1913), Skippy Bedelle (1922) and Children of Divorce (1927).