Plato Papajohn

was born January 30, 1932, in the village of Oxilithos on the Greek island of Evia. He immigrated to the United States in 1948 and subsequently became a naturalized American citizen, the first immigrant in the history of America to be naturalized under a year. He served in the United States Army in Europe during the Korean Conflict, and currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Papajohn holds a degree in electronics, a diploma from the New York Institute of Professional Photography, and a certificate in color photography from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

He has served as past Master and has achieved a 32nd Degree in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonary. He is also a Shriner.

Plato at a book signing Plato's children; Elaine, Marianne,
Michael, John
Plato in Germany in 1953
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