Peter Lawson-Johnston is Chair Emeritus of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 1971 to 2023 and joined the Board in 1968. He is Honorary Chairman, Trustee, and former Chairman and President of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, a Senior Partner at Guggenheim Brothers, and President and Director of the Elgerbar Corporation.
Mr. Lawson-Johnston, former President and Chairman of Zemex, the industrial mining firm, is Trustee Emeritus of the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and author in 2005 of Growing Up Guggenheim, A Personal History of a Family Enterprise. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1945-1947 and graduated from the University of Virginia.