Party affiliation: Republican
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.
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.
- Chicago Metropolis 2020: The Chicago Plan for the Twenty-First Century
- In the late nineteenth century, Chicago was a commercial colossus, a city growing more quickly than New York, flooded with industrial money and brassy confidence but ravaged by great income disparities, dangerously lax health standards, and labor upheavals.
- Avoiding the Collision of Cities and Cars: Urban Transportation Policy for the Twenty-First Century - Report on a Study Project Sponsored By the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cooperation with The Aspen Institute
Born March 2, 1932