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Hewlett Johnson (1874-1966), Dean of Canterbury

Sitter in 24 portraits
After Macclesfield Grammer School, Johnson went to Owens College, Manchester, to study engineering, and became an Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1898. After taking a theology degree at Oxford, he was ordained in 1906 at St Margaret's, Altrincham. He was Dean of Manchester (1924-31) and Dean of Canterbury (1931-63), where he became known as 'the Red Dean'. He visited Russia in 1937 and published The Socialist Sixth of the World (1939). He was a regular speaker for the Left Book Club, and Chairman of the editorial board of the Daily Worker.

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