James A. Johns III, former director of administration and finance for information technologies at the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Sunday of cancer at his Columbia home. He was 71.
James Alexander III, who was the son of James A. Alexander Jr., president of Noon Electric Co., and his wife, Eileen Johns, a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised there.
A 1965 graduate of McDonogh School, Mr. Johns received a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education in 1969 from Clemson University, and a master’s from Johns Hopkins.
From 1970 to 1975, he taught science and history at Rolling Road School in Catonsville, and then joined the...