Which former Johnson & Johnson chairman once soothed the temper of an irate resident of his town by taking out her garbage? And why did he feel the need to do such a thing?
The chairman was General Robert Wood Johnson, and he felt it was part of his duty as Mayor of Highland Park, New Jersey.
Robert Wood Johnson, circa 1920
In the late Nineteen-teens, Robert Wood Johnson and his wife moved into the Johnson family farmhouse, Bellevue, in Highland Park, right across the Raritan River from New Brunswick. (The house, which Johnson eventually gave to the religious order the Society of Our