Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Johnsons in:
 • Mound Cemetery
 • Racine
 • Racine County
 • Wisconsin
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Samuel Curtis Johnson
Birth: Mar. 2, 1928
Racine
Racine County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 22, 2004
Racine
Racine County
Wisconsin, USA

Business Magnate. Johnson was said to be the richest man in Wisconsin according to Forbes Magazine who estimated his wealth at $7.5 billion. He was the fourth generation to head the 118-year-old former Johnson Wax Company now known as SC Johnson. His vision turned it into four global companies employing more than 28,000 people. Under his leadership, annual sales rose from about $171 million to about $6 billion. Although he retired in 2000, the company now generates more than $8 billion in annual sales and operates in more than 70 countries. A founding member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, he advised world leaders at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Recently, Johnson alligned himself with a coalition of environmental, business and religious groups to oppose a plan to build two coal-fired power plants in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. A native of Racine, Wisconsin, Johnson earned degrees from Cornell University and Harvard Business School and spent two years as an Air Force intelligence officer. The Johnson Graduate School of Cornell is named for the family. Cause of death: cancer (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Herbert Fisk Johnson (1899 - 1978)
  Esther Jane Tilton Johnson (1904 - 1938)
 
 Sibling:
  Karen Andrea Johnson Boyd (1924 - 2016)**
  Samuel Curtis Johnson (1928 - 2004)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mound Cemetery
Racine
Racine County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Block 34
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: May 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8828901
Samuel Curtis Johnson
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Samuel Curtis Johnson
Added by: DLutze
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- R I P
 Added: Sep. 29, 2016
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: May. 22, 2016

- Cindy
 Added: May. 22, 2016
There are 107 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 47 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED