Howard W. Johnson

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who brought calm and conciliation to the campus at the height of the Vietnam War protests in the late 1960's, in which several of MIT's laboratories were receiving millions of dollars for secret research under contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, including the development of long-range missile guidance systems.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: July 2, 1921

 

Died: December 12, 2009

 

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts