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Howard Wesley Johnson, 1922-2009

Howard Wesley Johnson, 1922-2009, B.A. 1943, Central College; M.A. 1947, University of Chicago, was on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1948 to 1955, when he came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as associate professor of management and director of the Sloan Fellowship Program. He became professor and dean of the Sloan School of Management in 1959, serving until 1966. He was the twelfth president of MIT, 1966-1971, and chairman of the MIT Corporation, 1971-1983. From 1975 to 1980 he served as president of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Mass.). His public service includes membership on the National Commission on Productivity, the National Manpower Advisory Committee, the (U.S.) President’s Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Policy, and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has also been a trustee or director of public and private institutions including the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Radcliffe College, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Prepared by the Institute Archives, MIT Libraries
November 1995, updated April 2010

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