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Public obituaries // Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith

Title: Public obituaries // Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Date: Friday, 13 August 2010
Publisher: Daily Telegraph (UK)
Main source: telegraph.co.uk

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Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, who died yesterday aged 86, was a charismatic television reporter who switched to politics and enjoyed a 41-year career in the Commons. [...] Johnson Smith, who was later to launch a successful campaign on behalf of haemophiliacs who had been given infected blood, fought a long battle to curb the Church of Scientology, which had its headquarters near East Grinstead, in 1970 enduring a six-week libel case before a jury vindicated his stance. [...] [Read the rest at telegraph.co.uk]