Alexander Moncur

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Alexander Moncur
Alexander Francis Moncur.jpg
7th Mayor of Rotorua
In office
1947–1953
Preceded by Prentice A. Kusabs
Succeeded by Murray Linton
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Rotorua
In office
1935–1943
Preceded by Cecil Clinkard
Succeeded by Geoffrey Sim
Personal details
Born (1888-03-08)8 March 1888
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 16 June 1976(1976-06-16) (aged 88)
Political party Labour Party

Alexander Francis Moncur (8 March 1888 – 16 June 1976) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Biography[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Rotorua Labour
1938–1943 26th Rotorua Labour

Moncur was born in Melbourne in 1888, and arrived in New Zealand in 1906. He was a miner on the West Coast and Waihi, then in 1910 joined the New Zealand Railways as a guard. He was in the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, and was Auckland branch president 1912–1921. He worked at Rotorua, and owned a taxi business at Whakatane where he became a Borough Councillor 1925–1935.[1]

He was the unsuccessful Labour candidate for the Bay of Plenty electorate in 1928, running against Kenneth Williams who had been returned unopposed in 1922 and 1925 (and was again unopposed in 1931).

He then ran for the Rotorua electorate in 1931. He represented the Rotorua electorate from 1935 to 1943, when he was defeated by Geoffrey Sim.[2] He was in the RNZAF 1941–1942.

Later he was the Mayor of Rotorua from 1947 to 1953.[1]

Moncur died in 1976 and was buried at Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gustafson 1986, p. 291.
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. pp. 220, 234. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "Cemetery record details". Whangarei District Council. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Cecil Clinkard
Member of Parliament for Rotorua
1935–1943
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Sim
Political offices
Preceded by
Prentice Arthur Kusabs
Mayor of Rotorua
1947–1953
Succeeded by
Murray Linton