Claude Goodman Johnson

Monday 24th October 1864

Born on this day, Claude Goodman Johnson, British businessman who built Rolls-Royce Limited. Johnson described himself as the hyphen in the Rolls-Royce name but, without Royce who was ill and took his design staff home from 1908, and losing Rolls in July 1910 it was Johnson the founding entrepreneur who kept the business alive until his own death in April 1926.

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