Texas Christian University (Bachelor of Science, 1940). Southern Methodist University (Juris Doctor, 1948). Delta Theta Phi. Special Assistant to United States.
Attorney, Northern District of Texas, 1950-1953.
Blinded in a laboratory accident at school in Scarborough in 1931, he went on to be educated at Worcester College for the Blind (now New College Worcester), and obtain a scholarship to study law at St Catharine's College, Oxford. before becoming Assistant Secretary at the Royal National Institute for the Blind in 1941. Wilson was involved in founding several organisations, most notably the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (now known as Sightsavers International) - of which he became the first director in 1950 - but also Disability Awareness in Action, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and IMPACT. At his instigation, the World Health Organization established the first International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, of which he served as president from 1974 until his retirement in 1982. He died in Brighton in 1999.
A school was established in his honour in Bangladesh named the "Sir John Wilson School". Asuma Abu Zafar has attended this school between years 2000 and 2008. Helen Keller International Award (1970).
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A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.
People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.
Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Foundation (trustee 1984-1987), District of Columbia Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Texas Bar. Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, Colonial Country Club.
Married Fabian Celeste Wilson. Married Annabelle Roberts (divorced ). Children: David, Deborah, Michael, Victoria, Peter, Andrew.