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Donald Tyerman (1908-1981), Journalist
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At the age of three Tyerman contracted polio and was paralysed from the neck down. Over the next ten years he regained control of all parts of his body except his legs; he needed splints to walk for the rest of his life. From 1930 to 1936 he lectured in history at University College, Southampton. In 1936 he became a journalist with The Economist and became extremely influential, serving as deputy editor for the duration of the Second World War. From 1944 to 1956 he was assistant editor of The Times, and then returned to The Economist as editor. He served in this post until his retirement in 1965.