<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr.
(March 2, 1928 – May 22, 2004) was the fourth generation of his family to lead S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
, which is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin
. He was the son of Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr.
and the great-grandson of company founder, Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr.
Johnson, a celebrated business icon, turned a relatively small wax
company into a multi-billion-dollar global household name.
Early years and education
Johnson grew up in Racine, Wisconsin
and spent most of his life there. A graduate of Asheville School
, Sam attended Cornell University
and was selected for membership in the Sphinx Head Society
before his 1950 graduation with a bachelor’s in economics. He then attended the Harvard Business School
, from which he graduated in 1952 with a master’s in business administration. Johnson also served in the U.S. Air Force
as an intelligence officer for 2 years.
Johnson met his wife, Imogene Powers Johnson, at Cornell... Read More