Sir John Rodgers, 1st Baronet


Sir John Rodgers, 1st Baronet

Sir John Charles Rodgers, 1st Baronet (October 5, 1906 - March 29, 1993), was a British Conservative politician.

Rodgers was educated at St Peter's School, York and in France and Oxford. He became a scholar in modern history at Oxford and subsequently joined the staff of University College, Hull. He then entered the private sector becoming deputy chairman of the advertising agency J Walter Thompson Ltd. During World War II, he worked in the Foreign Office, the Department of Overseas Trade (as director of post-war planning) and the Ministry of Production. He then worked in business, travelling widely and becoming chairman of the British Market Research Bureau. He was a member of the BBC General Advisory Council 1945-52.

Rodgers was Member of Parliament for Sevenoaks from 1950 until 1979. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Eccles from 1951 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade 1958-60.


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