John Tilney

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Sir John Dudley Robert Tarleton Tilney, TD (19 December 1907 – 26 April 1994) was the great grandson of the founder of RJ Tilney & Co.

John Tilney was educated at Eton College. He was persuaded by John Brocklebank, the co-head of RJ Tilney & Co to begin with the firm in October 1928 before he had finished his degree course at Magdalen College, Oxford. He became a member of the Stock Exchange in December 1932 and was admitted to the partnership in April 1933.

After the Second World War, John Tilney became increasingly involved in politics, becoming a British Conservative politician. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool Wavertree from 1950 until his retirement at the February 1974 general election. He was Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations from 1962 to 1964.

Dame Guinevere Tilney[edit]

He was the second husband of Dame Guinevere Hunter Tilney, née Grant, DBE (b. 8 September 1916 - d. 4 April 1997), whose affiliations included:

  • Vice-President, National Council of Women of Great Britain (1958–61)
  • President, National Council of Women of Great Britain (1961–68)
  • UK Representative on United Nations Commission on Status of Women (1970–73)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary for Dame Guinevere Tilney

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Victor Raikes
Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree
1950February 1974
Succeeded by
Anthony Steen