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computer company executive

Richard Jerome Johnson was American computer company executive. Decorated Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Navy Commendation medal, Navy Achievement medal.


Johnson, Richard Jerome was born on October 30, 1932 in Kenyon , Minnesota, United States. Son of Joseph Alexander and Marie Sylvina (Dale) Johnson.


Bachelor in Business, Augsburg College, 1954. Master of Science in Computer Systems, American University, Washington, 1972.


Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1954, advanced through grades to colonel, 1978, retired, 1980. Senior staff. consultant Sperry Corporation, St. Paul, 1981-1982, director advanced technical, 1983-1984. Director strategic planning Unisys corporation, 1985-1987.

Director navy system Unysis Corporation, 1988-1989, manager international program, 1990-1993, retired, 1993. Industry representative University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1984-1988, Mankato (Minnesota) State University, 1988-1989.


Township planner Cannon Falls, Minnesota, 1989-1992. Chairman County Parks and Recreation Board, since 1995. Board directors Lions EyeBank, University Minnesota, since 1999.

Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV, American Legion, Military Order Purple Heart, Marine Corps League, Lions International (president 1987-1988, vice district governor 1994-1995, district governor 1995-1996, multiple district council chairman 1996-1997, leadership training 1996-2000, chairman long-range planning Minnesota/Manitoba/N.W. Ontario 1997-2000, Melvin Jones Fellow, Governors Excellence award 1996, council chair 1996-1997, International President's medal 1998, International President Certified Appreciation 1989, 93).


  • Other Interests

    History, running, hiking, golf.


Married Laura Ann Sparstad, June 27, 1953. Children: Dawn, James, Mark, Karen.

Joseph Alexander Johnson

Marie Sylvina (Dale) Johnson

Laura Ann Sparstad

Dawn Johnson

James Johnson

Mark Johnson

Karen Johnson