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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.
- 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)
- Obituary for Dame Guinevere Tilney, independent.co.uk; accessed 9 April 2016.
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