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George E. Johnson, American beauty care products manufacturing company executive. Recipient Humanitarian Service award Abraham Lincoln Center, 1972, American Black Achievement award Ebony magazine, 1978, Public Service award Harvard Club Chicago; Haratio Alger award, 1980, Babson medal, 1983.


Johnson, George E. was born on June 16, 1927 in Richton, Mississippi, United States.


Student, Chicago public schools. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), Xavier University, 1973. D.Humanities (honorary), Clark College, 1974.

Doctor of Commercial Science (honorary), College Holy Cross, 1975. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Babson College, 1976. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Fisk University, 1977.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Tuskegee Institute, 1978. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Lake Forest College, 1979. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Chicago State University, 1977.

Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Lemoyne-Owen College, 1979.


Founder Fuller Products Company, Chicago, 1954. Formerly president Johnson Products Company, Inc., now chairman, chief executive officer, also director. Chairman Indecorp.; former chairman Independence Bank Chicago.

Director Commonwealth Edison Company.


President George E. Johnson Educational Fund, George E. Johnson Foundation. Member corporation Babson College. Executive board Chicago Area council Boy Scouts American.

Board governors Chicago Orchl. Association; trustee Chicago Sunday Eve. Club, Northwestern University.

Board directors Chicago Urban League, Dearborn Park Corporation, Lyric Opera Chicago, National Asthma Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Operation People United to Save Humanity, Protestant Foundation Greater Chicago. Member national advisory committee Interracial Council Business Opportunity. Vice president Junior Achievement Chicago.

Sponsoring committee National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund. Member 100 Club Cook County. Member Sigma Pi Phi. Clubs: Chicago Yacht (Chicago), Commercial, Economic, Metropolitan, Mid-American (Chicago).

Carlton; Runaway Bay Country (Jamaica).


Married Joan Henderson. Children: Eric, John, George E., Joan Marie.

Joan Henderson

Eric Johnson

John Johnson

George E. Johnson

Joan Marie Johnson