Sir John Rodgers, 1st Baronet

Sir John Charles Rodgers, 1st Baronet (5 October 1906 – 29 March 1993[1]) 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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]


  1. "Sir John Rodgers, Bt;Obituary". The Times. 31 March 1993.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Ponsonby
Member of Parliament for Sevenoaks
Succeeded by
Mark Wolfson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Groombridge)
Succeeded by
Tobias Rodgers

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