One of the most remarkable individuals and most courageous leaders ever to have served Johnson & Johnson -- -- passed away this past Friday, September 28, 2012 at age 87. Jim Burke, as he was known, was our Chairman and CEO from 1976 to 1989, and he helped lead Johnson & Johnson through a time of change, challenge and modernization. What he’s most known for is his championship of Our Credo, and a set of meetings he held to make that business philosophy, written in 1943, even more relevant in a new era.
, undated photo from our archives
James Burke was born in Rutland, Vermont in 19