- 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, Yorkand in Franceand 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 BBCGeneral Advisory Council 1945-52.
Member of Parliamentfor Sevenoaks from 1950 until 1979. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretaryto David Ecclesfrom 1951 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade1958-60.
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