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John Tilney

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Sir John Dudley Robert Tarleton Tilney, TD (19 December 1907 – 26 April 1994) was 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.[1]

He 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.[1]

Personal life


He was the second husband of Dame Guinevere Hunter Tilney, née Grant, DBE (born 8 September 1916 – died 4 April 1997), whose affiliations included:


  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Sir John Tilney". The Independent. 27 April 1994. Archived from the original on 13 June 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ Obituary for Dame Guinevere Tilney, independent.co.uk; accessed 9 April 2016.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree
1950February 1974
Succeeded by