Richard (‘Dick’) Lawton, died on 22nd March 2010, aged 85. After war service in the Royal Navy, he completed his BA (1948) and MA (1950) and became Assistant Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in 1949. Rising through the ranks to his chair in 1970, he was Dean of the Faculty from 1977 to 1980, retiring in 1983. He served as President of the Institute of British Geographers in 1986. Dick’s academic interests were broad, embracing nineteenth century historical geography and modern population and urban planning issues. He is remembered as a vigorous and loyal colleague with an enduring legacy at Liverpool and in the wider academic community.
A full obituary was published in The Geographical Journal
Richard ('Dick') Lawton
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