Stanley Patrick Johnson is a well-known Anglo-French author and former politician who was a member of the Conservative Party. From 1979 until 1984, he represented the constituency of Wight and Hampshire East in the European Parliament.
He worked previously for both the World Bank and the European Commission, and he is an author who focuses on topics related to population and the environment.
Boris Johnson, a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Jo Johnson, a former Member of Parliament and Minister, and Rachel Johnson, a journalist, are three of his six children.
He is the son of Osman Kemal and Irene Williams and was born in Penzance, Cornwall, in 1940. Osman Ali Wilfred Kemal, Stanley’s father, was born in Bournemouth in 1909.
After the birth of her son, Osman’s Anglo-Swiss mother Winifred Brun tragically passed away at the age of only eighteen.
Osman Wilfred and his sister Selma were raised by their English grandmother Margaret Brun and assumed her maiden name of Johnson, Stanley’s father so became Wilfred Johnson after Ali Kemal returned to the Ottoman Empire in 1912.
John Johnson had four children with Charlotte Fawcett, a painter from Marylebone, who he married in 1963.
Their children are Boris, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party; Rachel Fawcett, journalist and former editor-in-chief of The Lady; Jo, Conservative MP for Orpington; and Leo, filmmaker and entrepreneur.
1979 was the year Johnson and Fawcett split up. They have two children, Julia and Maximilian, who were born in Westminster in 1981 when he married Jennifer.