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Richard Walter Johnson

Richard Walter Johnson, American entrepreneur. Certified Public Accountants, Nebraska, Illinois. Recipient One of Outstanding Young Men in American award, 1965, Gifford award Fontenelle Forest Association, 1997.


  • Johnson, Richard Walter was born on October 2, 1928 in Minneapolis. Son of Walter Benjamin and Evelyn (Peterson) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction, University Minnesota, 1949.


    • With Arthur Andersen & Company (Certified Public Accountants), 1949-1974, managing partner Omaha, 1960-1974. Chairman board, chief executive officer Western Securities Company of Delaware, from 1975. President, Chief Executive Officer Modern Equipment Company, from 1975.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountants, Nebraska, Illinois.


    Board directors, executive committee Junior Achievement Omaha, since 1962, president, 1966-1967. General campaign chairman Heart of the Midlands United Way, 1972, chairman pacemaker section fund raising campaign, 1964, chairman corporate standards committee, 1966, associate general chairman, 1968, treasurer, member executive committee, 1969. Board directors Fontenelle Forest Nature Center Association Mid-American council Boy Scouts of America, Omaha Symphony Association, Omaha Big Brothers Association, Omaha Playhouse Association.

    Trustee Creighton University President's Council. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, Newcomen Society North America, Omaha Chamber of Commerce (chairman membership relations committee since 1962, board directors 1965-1976, member executive committee, vice president 1968-1972), Omaha Club, Omaha Country Club, Garden of the Gods Club (Colorado Springs), Masons, Shriners, Rotary International, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi.


    • Married Marlys Jean Tiller, February 21, 1988. Children: Richard Walter, William Charles, Nancy Ann, Thomas Gregory, Michael Richard.
    • father: Walter Benjamin Johnson
    • mother: Evelyn (Peterson) Johnson
    • spouse: Marlys Jean Tiller
    • children: Richard Walter Johnson
    • William Charles Johnson
    • Nancy Ann Johnson
    • Thomas Gregory Johnson
    • Michael Richard Johnson
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    Born October 2, 1928
    • 1949
      University Minnesota