Sir Frederick Wolff Ogilvie (7 February 1893 – 10 June 1949) was Director-General of the BBC from 19 July 1938 (aged 45) to 26 January 1942, and was succeeded by joint Directors-General Cecil Graves and Robert W. Foot. He was knighted on 10 June 1942.
Life and career
Ogilvie was educated at Balliol College, Oxford. He later became a fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and lecturer in economics. In 1926 he was Chair to the Management School of Economics at Edinburgh University. He was one of the first economists to see the significance of tourism. In Economic Study (1933) he showed how more expenditure on tourism could bring about faster growth in that area. He became Professor of Political Economy and Vice-Chancellor of the Queen's University of Belfast in 1934. He became BBC's second director-general from 1938 to 1942. He made little impact at the BBC, although an exception was recruiting Lindley M. Fraser to head the BBC's German service, where Fraser developed a large German audience throughout the war. Ogilvie was happier and made a much greater mark as principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 1944 until his death in 1949. He died in 1949 at Oxford, England.
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Sir David Lindsay Keir
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