William Summer Johnson
William Summer Johnson (February 24, 1913 – August 19, 1995) was an American chemist and teacher.
From 1940 to 1958, Dr. Johnson was an instructor and then professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1958, he moved to Stanford University in California where he spent the remainder of his scientific career. He did important research in the artificial production of steroids and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1987.
- 1987 National Medal of Science
- 1989 Arthur C. Cope Award. 
- 1991 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry & BioMedicinal Chemistry 
- Pappo, R.; Allen, Jr., D. S.; Lemieux, R. U.; Johnson, W. S. "Notes - Osmium Tetroxide-Catalyzed Periodate Oxidation of Olefinic Bonds". The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 21 (4): 478–479. doi:10.1021/jo01110a606.
- "Arthur C. Cope Award". ACS. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry". Elsevier. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
- "MEMORIAL RESOLUTION: WILLIAM SUMMER JOHNSON" (pdf). Stanford Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- Memorial biography at Stanford University
- National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
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