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Luxton was born in 1923 in Waitoa, between Morrinsville and Te Aroha. He attended the local primary school, followed by Hamilton Technical College. After leaving school, he was a dairy farmer in Waitoa. He became prominent in the Waikato branch of Federated Farmers, serving as dominion councillor before his election to Parliament. He continued a family involvement with the Tatua Dairy Company as a director for several years.
He entered Parliament in 1966 as the National Party member for Piako and then, after boundary changes for the 1978 election, Matamata. He represented the predominantly rural electorate for 21 years to 1987. He was elected Chairman of Committees in 1976, a position he held until National's defeat in 1984. He was particularly interested in Pacific Island affairs, and in 1976 led a Government-sponsored tour of eight Pacific nations to investigate local industries, with a view to increasing New Zealand involvement there.
After politics, Luxton took an active part in his family's horticulture block in Katikati.
Luxton was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services in the 1987 Queen's Birthday Honours. He died in 2005, aged 82, in Morrinsville. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, sons Rodney, Bruce, & John, daughter Barbara and their families.
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- Wilson 1985, p. 213.
- Wilson 1985, p. 252.
- London Gazette (supplement), No. 50950, 12 June 1987. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- 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 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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