In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson in 1910, this is one of several posts looking at the earliest years of Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson as our first president, and the Company’s first senior management transition.
Illustration of Johnson & Johnson from an April, 1887 article in the Detroit Pharmaceutical Era, from our archives. Our first building is on the left.
Johnson & Johnson opened its doors in 1886 with fourteen employees. By 1887, that number had grown to 125, and the Company had e