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Johnson, Vivian W.



  • Existence: 1896-1972


Vivian Wells Johnson (1896-1972) was born in Hampton, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa (1915-1916) and the University of Minnesota (1916-1917). After serving in the army, Johnson went to work for the Citizens Savings Bank in Cedar Falls, Iowa. By 1928, he was an executive vice-president and director of the Citizens Security Trust and Savings Bank. From 1934 to 1939 he was with the Union Bank and Trust Company as president and director. He became president of the First National Bank of Cedar Falls in 1939 and remained there until his retirement in 1963.   Johnson was also a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for eighteen years and was on the executive committee for sixteen. He was a member of a U.S. Senate advisory committee on financial institutions as well as a member of the Capital Needs Study Committee on the Iowa State Board of Regents. Johnson was also a faculty lecturer at the University of Wisconsin School of Banking for six years.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Vivian W. Johnson Papers

Identifier: MsC0307

Banker of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, and subject files regarding his banking career. Subject files include materials relating such topics as the American Bankers Association.

Dates: 1928-1962; Majority of material found within 1947-1955