John Pickersgill Rodger

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Sir John Pickersgill Rodger
7th British Resident of Perak
In office
Preceded by Sir William Hood Treacher
Succeeded by Sir Ernest Woodford Birch
Personal details
Born (1851-02-12)12 February 1851
Marylebone, London
Died 19 September 1910(1910-09-19) (aged 59)
Westminster, London
Religion Christian

Sir John Pickersgill Rodger, KCMG, CMG was born on 12 February 1851 in Marylebone, London and died on 19 September 1910 in Mayfair, Westminster, London.

Education and career[edit]

He was educated at Eton College and Oxford University. He was called to the English Bar in 1877. Sir John was the British resident of Selangor (1884–1885) and (1896–1902), the first British Resident of Pahang (1888–1896), and British Governor of the Gold Coast 3 March 1904 - 19 September 1910.


Sir John was knighted with CMG in 1899 and KCMG in 1904.


He was also a cricketer who played one first-class match for Kent in 1870.

Political offices
Preceded by
Post created
British Resident of Pahang
1888 – 1896
Succeeded by
Hugh Clifford
Preceded by
Sir William Hood Treacher
British Resident of Perak
1902 – 1904
Succeeded by
Sir Ernest Woodford Birch
Preceded by
Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham
British Resident of Selangor
1884 – 1885
Succeeded by
William Edward Maxwell
Preceded by
Sir William Hood Treacher
British Resident of Selangor
1896 – 1902
Succeeded by
Henry Conway Belfield

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