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Masters was born in 1879. He represented the Taranaki electorate of Stratford from 1919; though the result was declared void in the following year, he won the subsequent 1920 by-election. He was defeated by Edward Walter in 1925.
He was appointed to the New Zealand Legislative Council on 11 June 1930 and served for one seven-year term. In the Forbes Ministry, he was a Member of the Executive Council without portfolio (1930–1931). In the United/Reform Coalition, he was Minister of Education (1931–1934), and Minister of Industries and Commerce (1931–1935).
In the 1953 Coronation Honours Masters was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for public services. He died in 1967.
- 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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