Roger Hollis

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Person.png Roger Hollis   Powerbase SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born2 December 1905
Wells, Somerset
Died1973-10-26 (Age 67)
Catcott, Somerset
Alma materWorcester College (Oxford)
Director General of MI5 1956-1965

Employment.png Director General of MI5

In office
May 1956 - December 1965
DeputyMartin Furnival Jones
Preceded byDick White
Succeeded byMartin Furnival Jones
He was suspected of being a Soviet agent.

Employment.png Deputy Director General of MI5

In office
November 1953 - May 1956
BossDick White
Preceded byDick White


Roger Hollis joined the Security Service in June 1938[1] after an earlier career as a businessman. He became Deputy Director General in 1953 and Director General of MI5 in May[citation needed] 1956. He retired in December 1965.[2]