Lloyd Johnson

Class of 1952: Hockey and Football

One of Carleton’s most loyal and committed alumni, Lloyd Johnson distinguished himself in hockey and football during his years at Carleton.  On the ice, Johnson was a three-year varsity starter and also served as coach during his final two seasons.  His teammates remember his skating ability and his hard slap-shot; the athletic director at the time, Wally Haas, described Johnson as “one of the best Carleton hockey players ever.”  Johnson moved himself to defense his junior and senior seasons, but still managed to score 13 goals in eight games his senior year.  Johnson also started at end for the football team his final two seasons, earning all-conference honors both years and setting the school record for single-season receptions.  Johnson went on to a distinguished career in the banking industry, retiring as CEO of the Norwest Corporation.  He also served Carleton as a Trustee for 25 years from 1974-1999, including a stint as Chair from 1989-1991.