Johnson, Samuel Curtis (3/2/1928-5/22/2004)

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Summary

  • Occupation: Wax company executive
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Committees/Roles: Member, Executive Committee, 1985-1991.

Subject

  • Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1928-
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent
  • Board of Regents Permanent Committee

Category

Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type

Citizen

State

Wisconsin

Notes

  • Johnson was a major donor to the Smithsonian, with gifts to several museums, including the National Museum of Natural History, Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 1993, the theater in the National Museum of Natural History was named in his honor to recognize his contributions to the Institution.
  • Who's Who in America. 48th edition, 1990-1991. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1990; Biography and genealogy master index : 1991-95 cumulation. Barbara McNeil, editor. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Inc., c.1995. Obituary in Smithsonian "Torch," June 2004, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

Regent Tenure: 12/05/1983-1995

Topic

  • Businessmen
  • Philanthropists
  • Regents

Place

Wisconsin

Form/Genre

Biographies

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