Alfred E. Allen
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Allen was born in Onehunga, Auckland, in 1912. After attending Auckland Grammar School, he became a farmer. He married Nancy Cutford in 1935. They had one son and three daughters. In World War II he served in the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force from 1940 to 1943.
He was the National Member of Parliament for Franklin from 1957 (when the veteran sitting MP Jack Massey was deselected by the National Party in favour of Allen) to 1972, when he retired. He was Chairman of Committees from 13 March 1970 until 7 June 1972, the first day of the third session of the 36th Parliament, when he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
- Peterson, G. C. (ed.) (1971), Who's who in New Zealand (10th ed.), Wellington, [N.Z.]: A.H. & A.W. Reed
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Franklin
John Hannibal George
|Chairman of Committees of the House of Representatives
|Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
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