Edward Mead Johnson

Edward Mead Johnson (April 23, 1852 – March 20, 1934) was an American businessman and one of the co-founders of Johnson & Johnson.wikipedia
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Edward Mead Johnson (April 23, 1852 – March 20, 1934) was an American businessman and one of the co-founders of Johnson & Johnson.
Inspired by a speech by antiseptic advocate Joseph Lister, Robert Wood Johnson joined his brothers James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson to create a line of ready-to-use surgical dressings in 1885.

Robert Wood Johnson I

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In 1886, Edward Mead Johnson abandoned a career in law and joined his two brothers Robert Wood Johnson I, and James Wood Johnson to found Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Johnson grew up with two siblings: James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson.

Mead Johnson

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He left that family surgical supply business in 1895 to found what became Mead Johnson, which produces nutrition products for infants and children marketed in fifty countries around the world.
The company dates back to a firm created by Edward Mead Johnson, one of the co-founders of Johnson & Johnson, who created his own business in 1895, which was renamed Mead Johnson & Company in 1905.

James Wood Johnson

In 1886, Edward Mead Johnson abandoned a career in law and joined his two brothers Robert Wood Johnson I, and James Wood Johnson to found Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
In 1886, James Wood Johnson and his two brothers Robert Wood Johnson I and Edward Mead Johnson founded Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Bernardin-Johnson House

His home at Evansville, the Bernardin-Johnson House, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
After 1919, it was owned by Edward Mead Johnson (1852-1934).

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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In 1886, Edward Mead Johnson abandoned a career in law and joined his two brothers Robert Wood Johnson I, and James Wood Johnson to found Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

University of Michigan

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Johnson earned a degree in law from the University of Michigan and practiced law briefly before going into business with his brothers.

Birth defect

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His first son, Ted, who was born in 1888 with a congenital heart defect and feeding problems.

Jersey City, New Jersey

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In 1897, E. Mead Johnson left the existing family business to go into business on his own in Jersey City, New Jersey and in 1905, his side business was re-established as Mead Johnson & Company.

Infant formula

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The firm's first major infant formula was developed in 1910, and Dextri-Maltose, a carbohydrate-based milk modifier was introduced in 1911, making it the first American product for infants to be approved clinically and recommended by physicians.

Clinical research

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The firm's first major infant formula was developed in 1910, and Dextri-Maltose, a carbohydrate-based milk modifier was introduced in 1911, making it the first American product for infants to be approved clinically and recommended by physicians.

Physician

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The firm's first major infant formula was developed in 1910, and Dextri-Maltose, a carbohydrate-based milk modifier was introduced in 1911, making it the first American product for infants to be approved clinically and recommended by physicians.

Evansville, Indiana

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The firm moved to Evansville, Indiana in 1915, as part of an effort to have easier access to the raw agricultural ingredients that were needed for its products.

Game fish

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Johnson retired from the firm and devoted his time to deep-sea fishing and golf.

Golf

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Johnson retired from the firm and devoted his time to deep-sea fishing and golf.

Myocardial infarction

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Johnson died at age 81 on March 20, 1934, of a myocardial infarction suffered at his winter home in Miami Beach, Florida.

Miami Beach, Florida

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Johnson died at age 81 on March 20, 1934, of a myocardial infarction suffered at his winter home in Miami Beach, Florida.

National Register of Historic Places

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His home at Evansville, the Bernardin-Johnson House, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

E. Mead Johnson Award

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The awards are funded by Mead Johnson Nutritionals, a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb and are named after Edward Mead Johnson, a co-founder of the originating company Johnson & Johnson.

Oak Hill Cemetery (Evansville, Indiana)

Oak Hill Cemetery
The island, connected to the mainland by a stone bridge, was the interment area for the Johnson family whose patriarch, Edward Mead Johnson, founded Johnson & Johnson and later Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, and whose remains were also interred on the island.

Enfamil

This baby formula brand began in the late 1950s and is owned by Mead Johnson, which was founded in 1905 in New Jersey by Edward Mead Johnson and relocated to Indiana in 1915.