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Johnson, Philip Gustav (05 November 1894–14 September 1944), aviation industrialist, was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of recent Swedish immigrants Charles S. Johnson, a laundry owner, and Hanna Gustavson. In 1913, rebuffing pressure to join the family laundry business, Johnson began studying mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. He was recruited in 1917 while still a student to work in ...