#275425 Overall Influence

Walter S. Johnson

American businessman


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Walter S. Johnson was a notable businessman and philanthropist in San Francisco, California. He was one of the founders of the American Forest Products Corporation, a Fortune 500 company in the 1950s and 1960s, and of Friden, Inc., the Friden Calculating Machine Company, which developed and sold electro-mechanical numerators and office equipment, predecessors of today's computerized counterparts. As a philanthropist, Walter S. Johnson is most famous for his 1959 contribution to the preservation of the Palace of Fine Arts, an act that ensured the endurance of the iconic San Francisco landmark.

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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Eastern Arizona College
Eastern Arizona College

Community college located in Graham County, Arizona

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#10010 World Rank