- Category : 1893-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (27,38,58)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 1
British economist who served as the second Director-General of the BBC from 19 July 1938 (aged 45) to 26 January 1942. He was succeeded by joint Directors-General Cecil Graves and Robert W. Foot. He was knighted by King George VI on 10 June 1942.
He enrolled in the army two days after the announcement of World War I, joining as a second lieutenant in the 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Posted to France, he sustained serious injuries in the Battle of Hill 60 in April 1915, losing his left arm. Despite his injury, he continued in military service, rising to the rank of captain by the time of his demobilization in 1919.
Ogilvie was one of the first British economists to recognise the significance of tourism. He wrote on this subject in his book The Tourist Movement (1933), outlining how more expenditure on tourism could bring about faster growth in that area.
In 1934, he became vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, where he also served as Professor of Political Economy.
In 1922, he married Mary Helen Macaulay, the daughter of Alexander Beith Macaulay, who was professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Trinity College, Glasgow. They had three sons.
He died on 10 June 1949, aged 56.