Educated, Williams College, 1937.
President, Fairbanks-Morse Coal Stoker Dealership-Western New York State, 1937-1938;
with, Osmose Wood Preserving Company of America Inc., Buffalo, 1938-1943, 49—;
executive vice president, Osmose Wood Preserving Company of America Inc., 1949-1952;
president, Osmose Wood Preserving Company of America Inc., since 1952. Trustee Erie Savings Bank, Buffalo City Cemetery Association. Director, member Executive Committee First Empire Corporation.
Director, member Executive Committee, member audit committee Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company Commissioner. Treasurer Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, 1967-1977.
Served with United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member American Wood Preservers Association, Society of America Wood Preservers. Clubs: Saturn, Country of Buffalo.
Son of (Strickl) Son of. Married Susan Rumsey Fiske, September 7, 1940. Children– Susan Surdam Johnston, Lewis J., II, Manson F.