Clifford Hunter

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Clifford Lorrie Hunter
Clifford Lorrie Hunter.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Manawatu
In office
1935 – 1938
Preceded by Joseph Linklater
Succeeded by John Cobbe
Personal details
Born (1900-05-11)11 May 1900
Waimea West, New Zealand
Died 1 July 1990(1990-07-01) (aged 90)
Auckland, New Zealand
Political party Labour
Relatives Glenda Stirling (granddaughter)

Clifford Lorrie Hunter QSM (11 May 1900 – 1 July 1990) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Early life and family[edit]

Hunter was born at Waimea West on 11 May 1900, the son of Gordon MacKay Hunter and Edith Constance Hunter (née Andrews).[1] His father was an "active supporter" of Independent MHR for Nelson, Harry Atmore.[2] Hunter married Theresa Anne Gertrude Pye in Wellington on 24 August 1921.[3]

Political career[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Manawatu Labour

Hunter unsuccessfully contested the Manawatu in the 1931 election for the Labour Party against the incumbent, Joseph Linklater of the Reform Party.[4] In 1935, Hunter beat Linklater. In 1938, Hunter was defeated by National’s John Cobbe.[5]

In the 1987 Queen's Birthday Honours, Hunter was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for public services.[6] He died in 1990 and was buried in Purewa Cemetery, Auckland.[7]


  1. ^ "Family group". The PyeWeb. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: a biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 284. ISBN 0-474-00138-5. 
  3. ^ "Family group". The PyeWeb. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 3. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 206. OCLC 154283103. 
  6. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 50950, 12 June 1987. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Burial & cremation details". Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Joseph Linklater
Member of Parliament for Manawatu
Succeeded by
John Cobbe