This professorship will be supported by a trust in the amount of $1 million, which was transferred to the University by Louise G. Johnson in 1990, said Dean Peter M. Banks.
It will provide funds to support the teaching and scholarship of a distinguished faculty member in the College and will reflect its benefactors interest in engineering and business.
George Lawton Johnson, who received his B.S. from the College in 1931, was associated with Midwest Piping and Supply Co. in New York, the National Tube Division of United States Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh, and Norden Bomb Sight and Laboratories in Milford, Conn.
He also was senior vice president and a director of Boydon Associates, where he served as a management consultant specializing in executive selection. At the time of his death in 1986, he was associated with the Consilium of Zurich, Switzerland, as an international management consultant.
For the past 60 years, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have been loyal and generous friends of the U-M, Banks said. The College of Engineering is grateful to them for their generosity and support.