Tim Armstrong (politician)
|Tim Armstrong in 1936|
|12th Minister of Health|
30 April 1940 – 21 January 1941
|Prime Minister||Peter Fraser|
|Preceded by||Peter Fraser|
|Succeeded by||Arnold Nordmeyer|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Christchurch East
1922 – 1942
|Preceded by||Henry Thacker|
|Succeeded by||Mabel Howard|
28 September 1875|
Bulls, New Zealand
|Died||8 November 1942
Wellington, New Zealand
|Resting place||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Spouse(s)||Alice Fox (m. 7 March 1900)|
|Children||One daughter, four sons, including Tommy Armstrong|
Hubert Thomas "Tim" Armstrong (28 September 1875 – 8 November 1942) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.
Armstrong was born in Bulls to the recent Irish immigrants Mary Newcombe and her husband, Martin Armstrong. His father was a blacksmith by trade, but worked as a labourer in New Zealand. His mother was a nurse and washerwoman. Tim Armstrong left school when he was eleven and worked in flax milling and in the bush. In 1895, he started in the mines at Waihi. He married Alice Fox on 7 March 1900 at Paeroa.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Armstrong was elected to the Christchurch City Council from 1919 to 1925, and again from 1927 to 1929.
He was selected as the Labour Party candidate for Christchurch North in the 1919 general election. As a unionist who had spent a year in Lyttelton goal for sedition, he had no chance of being elected in this well off electorate, and the incumbent, Leonard Isitt, was successful.
He held ministerial positions in the First Labour Government, including Minister of Health, although he was replaced by Arnold Nordmeyer in 1941, because of the problems negotiating with doctors over Labour's health proposals. Other ministerial positions include Minister of Labour and Minister of Immigration.
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- "Councillors of the City of Christchurch 1862 to current". Christchurch City Council. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
- "Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- Kendrick, B. (1950), Hubert Thomas Armstrong: Miner, Unionist, Politician [MA -University of Auckland]
|Minister of Health
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Christchurch East
|Party political offices|
|President of the Labour Party