Howard Deering Johnson

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Birthday
2, 1897
Birthplace
Boston, MA
DEATH DATE
Jun 20, 1972 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1897
Birthplace
Boston, MA
DEATH DATE
Jun 20, 1972 (75)

About

Businessman who founded an American chain of restaurants and motels under the name Howard Johnson's.

Before Fame

He began to work at his father's cigar store as a young boy. He later inherited the unsuccessful shop after his father's death.

Trivia

He ate at least one ice cream cone a day and always kept his refrigerator stocked with 10 or more flavors.

Family Life

He was married four times and handed off the business to his son Howard Brennan Johnson.

Associated With

He and Conrad Hilton were both well-known hoteliers.