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Douglas William John Johnson

educator , historian , writer

Douglas William John Johnson, British history educator, writer. Decorated chevalier de l'Order National de Merit, 1979. Served with British Army, 1943-1944.; Fellow Royal History Society.

Background

Johnson, Douglas William John was born on February 1, 1925 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of John Thornburn and Christine (Douglas-Mair) Johnson.

Education

Royal Grammar School, Lancaster, Worcester College Oxford, Ecole Normale Supbrieure, Paris.

Career

Lecturer in History, University of Birmingham 1949-1963, Professor, of Modern History and Head History Department 1963-1968. Professor, of French History, University College London 1968-1990. Professor Emeritus since 1990, Dean of Faculty of Arts 1979-1982.

Chevalier, Lbgion d’honneur, Chevalier, Ordre national du mbrite, Commander des Palmes economiques.

Membership

Served with British Army, 1943-1944. Fellow Royal History Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music; French politics.

Connections

Married Madeleine Rebillard, March 25, 1950. 1 child, Anne.

father:
John Thornburn Johnson

mother:
Christine (Douglas-Mair) Johnson

spouse:
Madeleine Rebillard

child:
Anne Johnson