Student, University Wisconsin, 1938-1940; Indianapolis extension branch, Purdue University, 1943-1944.
Communications department United Air Lines, 1940-1942. Senior engineer test equipment department Radio Corporation of America, Indianapolis, 1942-1944, field engineer Camden, New Jersey, 1944-1946. Project engineer Melpar, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1946-1947, consultant, 1947-1950, assistant to executive vice president, 1950-1953.
(became subsidiary Westinghouse Air Brake Company 1953). Vice president government contracts Westinghouse Air Brake Company, 1953-1956. Vice president Link Aviation Inc., Binghamton, New York, 1956-1960.
President, director Burtek, Inc., Tulsa, 1960-1962. Vice president, general manager electronics division Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1962-1963. Deputy to associate administrator and general manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963-1966.
Vice president, assistant to president Western Union Telegraph Company, New York City, 1966-1969, executive vice president, 1969-1970, president, 1970-1977, Western Union Corporation, 1977-1981, consultant, 1981-1989. Consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981-1989, SIAC, 1981-1989, National Academy Public Administration, 1985-1989. Director Hudson City Savings Bank.
Board directors National Space Institute. Chairman advisory committee International Association Satellite Users.
Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (chairman communications committee, director 1970-1976), United States Power Squadron. Clubs: Skytop (Pennsylvania). Starcom, Treasure Coast PC Users (Stuart, Florida).
Son of Earl D. and Jess University (Neutson) H. M. Charlotte B. Johnson, September 16, 1940. Children: Scott L., Bruce J.