Geoffrey Johnson Smith

Geoffrey Johnson Smith

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Geoffrey Johnson-Smith, PC, DL (Glasgow, 16 April 1924 - 11 August 2010 ) was a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1959 to 2001, with only a brief interruption in the 1960s. The son of an electrical engineer, he was always proud of his birth city. He joined the Royal Artillery straight from Charterhouse School in 1942 and after the war was demobilised as a captain. At Lincoln College, Oxford, he read PPE. Contemporaries remember him as Oxford's best-dressed socialist, though he always insisted he never joined the Labour Party. In his final year he and Robin Day took part in a debating tour of United States run by the English-Speaking Union. From Oxford he joined the British Information Services, serving in San Francisco, where he met his wife, Jeanne, an American doctor whom he married in 1951. He was later a presenter of the BBC political programme Tonight in the late 1950s.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613495649X
  • 9786134956499