Alan Stewart Paton was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province , the son of a minor civil servant. After attending Maritzburg College, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Natal in his hometown, followed by a diploma in education. After graduation, Paton worked as a teacher, first at the Ixopo High School, and subsequently at a Maritzburg College While at Ixopo he met Dorrie Francis Lusted. They were married in 1928 and remained together until her death from emphysema in 1967. Their life together is...
|Birthdate:||January 11, 1903|
|Date of death:||April 12, 1988|
|Education:||University of Natal, Maritzburg College|