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)
Mayfair, London

Sir John Pickersgill Rodger KCMG (12 February 1851 – 19 September 1910) was a British colonial administrator.

Education and career[edit]

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


Rodger was appointed CMG in 1899 and knighted KCMG in 1904.


Rodger was 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 – 1888
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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