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September 22, 1998
Roger W. Johnson, former chief executive at Western Digital Corp. and head of the General Services Administration during President Clinton's first term, has been named chief executive of the Young Presidents' Organization, a nonprofit group for young executives.
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June 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
The former head of the General Services Administration says he never talked to Vice President Al Gore or anyone else in the Clinton administration about a proposed $400-million federal lease for a Democratic fund-raiser and longtime friend of Gore.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Two prominent Orange County Republicans who stirred controversy last December when they hosted a breakfast for Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton are planning to hold another event for the Arkansas governor, just four days before the California primary. Kathryn G. Thompson, a top Republican contributor and a member of President Bush's elite "Team-100" in the 1988 campaign, is a co-host of the event with Republican Roger W. Johnson, chairman of Western Digital Corp. in Irvine.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1998
Roger W. Johnson, former chief executive at Western Digital Corp. and head of the General Services Administration during President Clinton's first term, has been named chief executive of the Young Presidents' Organization, a nonprofit group for young executives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning after the State of the Union address, the Clinton Administration's highest-ranking Republican returned to his home county Wednesday to promote local support for the President's slate of educational, economic and social reforms. Roger W. Johnson, head of the General Services Administration and former chief executive officer of Western Digital Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caught up in a battle with Clinton Administration budget-cutters over how to trim costs at the General Services Administration, agency chief Roger W. Johnson is firing salvos at bureaucrats and politicians, contending they are refusing to abide by the voter mandate from last November's election to downsize government. Johnson, former chief executive officer of Western Digital Corp.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a young clerk at his first job in an IBM plant in 1964, Charles Haggerty vowed that one day he would occupy the plant manager's fancy glass office across from his desk. Two decades later, he got that office at IBM. But his career has since deviated from Big Blue, and he now has a new glass office atop the 15-story Western Digital Corp. headquarters in the Irvine Spectrum business park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992 | DAVE LESHER
Two county Republican leaders are hosting Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton at an outdoor public event today in Irvine. The hosts are Kathryn G. Thompson, an Orange County developer and top contributor to President Bush in 1988, and Roger W. Johnson, Western Digital Corp. president. Both Republicans stirred controversy last December when they invited Clinton to a breakfast event that included many Orange County Republicans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger W. Johnson, a longtime Republican fund-raiser who defected from President Bush's camp to support Gov. Bill Clinton, and his wife will attend Sunday's presidential debate as Clinton's guests. Johnson, chairman of Irvine-based Western Digital, and his wife, Janice, apparently are the only Orange County residents to be invited to the debate in St. Louis.
NEWS
May 2, 1997 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger W. Johnson, the former head of the General Services Administration, was cleared Thursday of allegations that he used his powerful government position for personal gain, a government spokesman said. An investigation by the GSA inspector general's office had focused on allegations that Johnson used his executive secretary to draft memorandums to his personal business consultants. He was also accused of using her to oversee furniture delivery and plumbing work at his Georgetown home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger W. Johnson, the former CEO of Western Digital Corp. who also ran the federal General Services Administration under President Clinton, has donated $500,000 to endow a chair in social ecology at UC Irvine. The endowment, announced to coincide with a town hall meeting March 20 that will include an address by Vice President Al Gore, is to support an appointment to pursue unspecified research and lectures on the interactions between people, society and the environment, said Karen J.
NEWS
October 19, 1997 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's called the CEO Emeritus Club, and as clubs go, they don't get much more exclusive. The six members are among the biggest names in the Orange County business world. They are executives who built empires, lost them, won admirers and stirred controversy. Now independently wealthy, they remain driven by the prospect of more profits, but with an altruistic spin: They want to help lead Southern California into the high-tech future. Founded three months ago, the group comprises Roger W.
NEWS
May 2, 1997 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger W. Johnson, the former head of the General Services Administration, was cleared Thursday of allegations that he used his powerful government position for personal gain, a government spokesman said. An investigation by the GSA inspector general's office had focused on allegations that Johnson used his executive secretary to draft memorandums to his personal business consultants. He was also accused of using her to oversee furniture delivery and plumbing work at his Georgetown home.
NEWS
May 2, 1997 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger W. Johnson, who went to Washington to help reinvent government but instead was hounded out of public service by Capitol Hill's cutthroat politics, was cleared Thursday of allegations that he used his powerful government position for personal gain. John Russell, U.S. Department of Justice spokesman in Washington, said that Johnson, former head of the General Services Administration, was cleared in the latest probe. The investigation took more than three years to complete.
NEWS
January 26, 1996 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Services Administration chief Roger W. Johnson formally announced his resignation Thursday with parting shots at the Republican Party he has also left, saying extremists have squeezed moderates such as himself out of the GOP. Orange County Republicans "are highly irrelevant and becoming more irrelevant every day" because of their extremism, Johnson said.
NEWS
January 25, 1996 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Services Administrator Roger W. Johnson, the highest-ranking Republican appointed to the Clinton administration, ended months of frustration with the cutthroat politics of Washington by disclosing Wednesday that he has resigned, effective March 1. Johnson, a former Orange County corporate executive who broke ranks with fellow Republicans when he endorsed Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign, also revealed that he has formally joined the Democratic Party.
NEWS
October 5, 1994 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Services Administration chief Roger W. Johnson is under investigation for the second time in his tenure over allegations that he misused his government position for personal benefit, government officials confirmed Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new funding scheme to keep construction of Orange County's federal courthouse on track despite a surprise congressional budget cut is "a done deal," General Services Administrator Roger W. Johnson said Wednesday. Johnson, who was home in Orange County on Wednesday, said his agency has culled $25 million from the long-term budgets of other projects and obtained approval from all the necessary congressional budget committees to use it for the courthouse.
NEWS
January 25, 1996 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Services Administrator Roger W. Johnson, the highest-ranking Republican appointed to the Clinton administration, ended months of frustration with cutthroat politics by disclosing Wednesday that he has resigned, effective March 1. Johnson, the former Orange County corporate executive who broke ranks with fellow Republicans when he endorsed Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign, also revealed that he has formally joined the Democratic Party.
NEWS
June 18, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It still moves him, his recollection of watching the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City crumple in a huge cloud of dust. Standing on one of the top floors of a nearby apartment building while the bombed structure was demolished, Roger Johnson recalls, he didn't know if his tears were from grief or relief. The horror of domestic terrorism was still sinking in.
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