Thomas L. Johnston

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Thomas Lothian Johnston
Principal of Heriot-Watt University
In office
Preceded by George Murray Burnett
Succeeded by Alistair MacFarlane

Thomas Lothian Johnston FRSE (9 March 1927 in Whitburn, West Lothian – 2009 in Edinburgh) was a Scottish economist. He was professor of Economics at Heriot-Watt University in 1966–1976. He was the President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1993–1996. In 1985 Johnston was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Johnston was the Principal of Heriot-Watt University from 1981 to 1988 and received an Honorary Doctorate from the University in 1989 [1]


  1. ^ "Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh: Honorary Graduates". Retrieved 2016-04-04.