Paul Johnson

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Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1928 (age 90)
Birthplace
England

About

British journalist, author, and historian who edited the New Statesman and penned over forty works, including the 1959 novel, Left of Centre, and the 1997 non-fiction work, A History of the American People. He also wrote four works on art and architecture and two memoirs.

Before Fame

He served in the King's Royal Rifle Corps and the Royal Army Educational Corps after graduating from Oxford. In 1971, he published an anthology called Statesmen and Nations.

Trivia

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006.

Family Life

He married Marigold Hunt in 1957. The couple later had two sons, Daniel and Luke.

Associated With

He defended President Richard Nixon during the infamous Watergate Scandal.