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John Edwin Rogerson

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John Edwin Rogerson (c1865-1925)

1925 Obituary [1]

JOHN EDWIN ROGERSON, of Mount Oswald, Durham, died on March 23, 1925, at the age of sixty.

He was the eldest son of the late Mr. John Rogerson, of Croxdale Hall, Durham. He was educated at Durham School, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took degrees of B.A. and M.A.

After leaving Cambridge he entered firm of John Rogerson, Ltd., at their Stanners Close Steelworks, Walsingham, where he was articled to his father. From that time he began his extensive interests in many ironworks and colliery enterprises in the northern counties.

He was one of the founders of the North Walbottle and Seaton Burn Colliery Companies.

He served on the Board of Directors of many companies, including the Weardale Steel and Coal Co., Ltd.; Cargo Fleet Iron Co., Ltd.; South Durham Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.; and Cochrane & Co., Ltd.

He represented the Barnard Castle Division in Parliament in 1922-23.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1890.

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