D.W Brogan


Biography of D.W Brogan

Sir Denis William Brogan (born 11 August 1900 in Glasgow; died 5 January 1974), Scottish author and historian.
He studied in Glasgow, Oxford, and Harvard.

From 1939 to 1968, he was a fellow of Peterhouse and professor of political science in Cambridge.
In 1963, he received a knighthood.

He was the brother of journalist Colm Brogan and the father of historian Hugh Brogan.

He is buried in the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge, according to A Guide to Churchill College, Cambridge: text by Dr. Mark Goldie, pages 62 and 63 (2009). His ex-wife Olwen Phillis Francis (Lady Brogan), OBE, archaeologist and authority on Roman Libya and mother of four children, is also bured in the same cemetery; she later became Olwen Hackett on her second marriage, when she married Charles Hackett.

He appears to have had a working relationship with political scientist AFK Organski; a copy of the latter's book 'World Politics' (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958) in the Glasgow University Library contains the following hand written note on the first blank page:

"To D.W. Brogan, In thanks for some delightful hours of talk, Kenneth Organski, New York, Aug 11 1959"
The book was presented to the GUL by Sir Denis Brogan.

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