Johnson, John William Fordham

JOHNSON, John William Fordham, business executive, lt gov 1931–36 (b 28 Nov 1866, Spalding, England; d 28 Nov 1938, Vancouver). A bookkeeper by training, he immigrated in 1888 to Portland, where he took a job in the branch office of the BANK OF BC. In 1898 he transferred to the VANCOUVER office. Two years later he left the bank and joined BC Sugar (see ROGERS SUGAR) as an accountant; he rose through the ranks of the company to become president in 1920. He was a director of several other...

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