Woody Johnson

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Woody Johnson
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United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
November 8, 2017 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMatthew Barzun
Succeeded byJane D. Hartley
Personal details
Robert Wood Johnson IV

(1947-04-12) April 12, 1947 (age 75)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Nancy Sale
(m. 1977; div. 2001)

Suzanne Ircha (m. 2009)
ParentsBobby Johnson
Betty Wold
RelativesChristopher Johnson
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BA)

Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV (born April 12, 1947) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2017 until 2021.[1][2] He is a great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I (co-founder of Johnson & Johnson), and the owner of the New York Jets of the National Football League.[3][4]

Johnson was nominated to be the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom by then President-elect Donald Trump on January 19, 2017.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Woody Johnson nominated as US ambassador to Britain". The Guardian. June 22, 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. "PN691 — Robert Wood Johnson IV — Department of State". U.S. Congress. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  3. "Sale Johnson and Ahmad Rashad Get Married Monday". Transworldnews.com. 2007-11-21. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  4. Richard Sandomir (January 12, 2000). "Philanthropist and Fan". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-23. Robert Wood Johnson IV, whose great-grandfather founded Johnson & Johnson, won the right yesterday to buy the Jets for $635 million, the third-highest price for a professional sports team and the most for one in New York.
  5. Borger, Julian (19 January 2016). "New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to UK". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2017.