William A. Robson

Robson (center) with the Greater London Group in 1968 William Alexander Robson (14 July 1895 – 12 May 1980) was a British academic who was an early and influential scholar of public administration while serving as a lecturer and professor at the London School of Economics. Upon his death, ''The Guardian'' wrote that Robson was an "internationally renowned authority on public administration". Indeed, Robson played a key role in establishing public administration as an academic subject.

Robson was also a lawyer, author, and editor. He co-founded influential journal ''The Political Quarterly'' in 1930 and remained a co-editor of it until 1975. With associations to George Bernard Shaw, Leonard Woolf, and Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Robson was known for being a Fabian, to the extent that his obituary in ''The Times'' stated that he "was the last of the great generation of Fabian scholars". Provided by Wikipedia
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