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George Edward Hickman Johnson (1883-1966)

George Edward Hickman Johnson was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham. He was educated at King Edward's School and trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Handsworth.

Johnson served as a missionary in the Hyderabad District of India from 1906 to 1919 interrupted by three years as a circuit minister in Cornwall.

After his return to England he spent seven years in London circuits and then from 1927 to 1948, he was a General Secretary of the Missionary Society, where he made a particular impact as Secretary for Home Organisation.

Johnson was also a committed pacifist and an outspoken supporter of Indian self-government.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1966 and Methodist Recorder March 24 1966, 20.

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