Here are key dates in the life of Boris Johnson, who was named the new Conservative leader Tuesday and will become Britain’s next prime minister. – June 19, 1964: He is born as Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson in New York, where his father is studying at Colombia University. – 1983: Having been schooled at Eton, he enters Oxford’s Balliol College where he graduates in classics four years later. – 1987-1988: Works as a journalist for The Times newspaper, from where he is sacked for fabricating quotes. – 1989-1994: Becomes The Daily Telegraph’s EU correspondent in Brussels, known for his deeply eurosceptic writings. – 1999-2005: Editor of news magazine The Spectator. – 2001: Elected as Conservative member of parliament for the Henley constituency near London. Re-elected in 2005. – 2008: Defeats Ken Livingstone to become mayor of London. After being re-elected for another four years in 2012, he oversees the city’s hosting of that year’s Olympic Games. – 2015: Elected as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency on the outskirts of London. Re-elected in 2017. – June 2016: Prime minister David Cameron resigns when Britons vote to leave the European Union. Johnson — a Brexit champion — pulls out… Read full this story
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