Robert Wood Johnson III
|Robert Wood Johnson III|
September 9, 1920|
New Brunswick, New Jersey
|Died||December 22, 1970(aged 50)|
|Spouse(s)||Betty Wold Johnson|
|Children||Robert Wood Johnson IV (b. 1947)
Keith Johnson (?-1975)
Billy Johnson (?-1975)
Elizabeth "Libet" Johnson
Christopher Wold Johnson
|Parent(s)||Robert Wood Johnson II
Elizabeth Dixon Ross
Johnson was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His father was Robert Wood Johnson II, president and chairman of Johnson & Johnson, and his mother was Elizabeth Dixon Ross Johnson. Johnson grew up an only child. Johnson married Betty Wold. They had five children: Robert Wood Johnson IV, Keith Johnson, Billy Johnson, Elizabeth "Libet" Johnson, and Christopher Wold Johnson. In 1975, Keith died of a cocaine overdose, and Billy died in a motorcycle accident.
Johnson worked for Johnson & Johnson from 1941-1965. He was president of J&J from 1961–1965, until his father fired him. He was succeeded as president by Philip B. Hofmann, the first non-Johnson family member to head the company since 1887.
In 1970, Johnson died of cancer at the age of 50.
- Wilson, Duff (November 11, 2004). "Behind the Jets, a Private Man Pushes His Dream". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
Johnson's father died of cancer at the age of 50 in 1970. And since his grandfather, General Johnson, had died in 1968. ... Two younger brothers died in 1975, Keith from a cocaine overdose and Billy in a motorcycle accident.
Robert Wood Johnson II
|President of Johnson & Johnson
Philip B. Hofmann
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