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Elmer William Johnson

Elmer William Johnson, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1957. Trustee University Chicago, 1977-1989, Aspen Institute, Colorado, 1988-2002, president Chief Executive Officer, 1999-2002. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Club, Old Elm.

Background

  • Johnson, Elmer William was born on May 2, 1932 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Elmer William and Lillian Marie (Nelson) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1957.

    Career

    • Associate Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, 1956-1962, partner, 1962—1999. Vice president, group executive general counsel General Motors Corporation, Detroit, 1983-1987, executive vice president, director, 1987-1988. General counsel International Harvester, Chicago, 1982-1983.

      Special counsel to chairman of Ameritech Corporation, 1982-1983. President, Chief Executive Officer Aspen Institute, Washington, 1999—2002. Partner Jenner & Block, Chicago, 2002—2008.

      Member legal advisory committee New York Stock Exchange, 1987-1991. Vice president, director The Economic Club of Chicago. Chairman board governors Chicago Lighthouse for Blind.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1957.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Trustee University Chicago, 1977-1989, Aspen Institute, Colorado, 1988-2002, president Chief Executive Officer, 1999-2002. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Club, Old Elm.

    Connections

    • Married Constance Dorothy Mahon, June 18, 1955. Children: Julianne Marie, Valerie Lynn, Garrett Douglas.
    • father: Elmer William Johnson
    • mother: Lillian Marie (Nelson) Johnson
    • spouse: Constance Dorothy Mahon
    • children: Julianne Marie Johnson
    • Valerie Lynn Johnson
    • Garrett Douglas Johnson
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    Born March 2, 1932
    Died February 19, 2008
    (aged 75)
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