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Sim was born at Ngatapa near Gisborne in 1911. He received his education at Morrinsville, Pukekohe High School, and King's College. At the latter school, he was a lightweight boxing champion. After school, he was a farmer at Waimarama, was involved in felling bush, was a driver in the Onewhero and Thames region, became head shepherd at Crossland Station near Kaipara Harbour, before working as a stock agent in Waiuku.
He returned to New Zealand in 1943. The National Party nominated him in the Rotorua electorate for the 1943 election, where he was successful. At the end of the parliamentary term in 1946, the Rotorua electorate was abolished, and he successfully contested the Waikato electorate at the 1946 election. He held Waikato until 1963, when that electorate was also abolished. In the 1963 election, he successfully contested the Piako electorate, and retired at the end of the next parliamentary term in 1966. He was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services in the 1978 New Year Honours.
Sim died in 2002.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
- 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 Rotorua
Constituency abolished, recreated in 1954
Title next held byRay Boord
|Member of Parliament for Waikato
Constituency abolished, recreated in 1969
Title next held byLance Adams-Schneider
|Member of Parliament for Piako
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