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Johnson, Howard Dearing was born in 1896.
Owner small patent medicine store and soda fountain, Wollastone, Massachusetts, 1925-1928. Founder Howard Johnson Restaurant, 1928. Owned and franchised 135 companies along the East Coast, by 1940.Owned 400 restaurants, by 1954. Franchised his first motor lodge, Savannah, Georgia, 1954.
Howard Dearing Johnson has been listed as a noteworthy hotel executive by Marquis Who's Who.