Donald Harvey McLachlan (25 September 1908 – 10 January 1971) was a Scottish journalist and author who was the founding editor of The Sunday Telegraph.
Education and career
Born in Islington, McLachlan was educated at the City of London School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he gained first class honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. After a period as a Laming Fellow at The Queen's College, Oxford, he began his career in journalism in 1933 with a position as a sub-editor and foreign correspondent for The Times. As a correspondent, he specialized in European affairs and twice acted as an assistant correspondent in Berlin, where he worked alongside Norman Ebbutt. In 1936 McLachlan became an Assistant-Master in Winchester College, though he continued to undertake part-time editorial work. In 1938, he took over as editor of the Times Educational Supplement, a position he held for two years. During this period, he also helped to prepare The Times'''s Air Raid Precauti