Herrick Johnson was a leading American Presbyterian clergyman and author.
Born in Auriesville, New York, Johnson graduated from Hamilton College in 1857 and from the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1860. On September 6, 1860, he married Katherine Spencer Hardenburg. After ministering in churches in Troy, New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he returned to Auburn Theological Seminary to teach, also teaching at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. In 1882, he was elected moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.