Woody Johnson

American businessman, ambassador

Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV (born April 12, 1947) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom since August 29, 2017.[1][2] He is a great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I (co-founder of Johnson & Johnson), and the owner of the New York Jets of the National Football League.[3][4]

Woody Johnson
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United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Assumed office
August 29, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMatthew Barzun
Personal details
Robert Wood Johnson IV

(1947-04-12) April 12, 1947 (age 73)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nancy Sale (1977–2001)
Suzanne Ircha (2009–present)
Children5 (including Casey)
ParentsBobby Johnson (Father)
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BA)

Johnson was nominated to be the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom by then President-elect Donald Trump on January 19, 2017.[5]


  1. "Woody Johnson nominated as US ambassador to Britain". The Guardian. June 22, 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. "PN691 — Robert Wood Johnson IV — Department of State". U.S. Congress. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  3. "Sale Johnson and Ahmad Rashad Get Married Monday". Transworldnews.com. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  4. Richard Sandomir (January 12, 2000). "Philanthropist and Fan". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-23. Robert Wood Johnson IV, whose great-grandfather founded Johnson & Johnson, won the right yesterday to buy the Jets for $635 million, the third-highest price for a professional sports team and the most for one in New York.
  5. Borger, Julian (19 January 2016). "New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to UK". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2017.