Frank Findlay

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Frank Findlay (1884 – 31 March 1945) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1943–1945 27th Hamilton National

Findlay was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1884.[1] He emigrated to New Zealand in 1902.[2] In his younger days, he was a successful athlete, including the champion for decathlon and high and long jump in Northland.[2] From 1921, he was a baker in Hamilton and belonged to the Presbyterian church, where he was an elder. He was active with the YMCA.[1]

He was on the Hamilton Borough Council for 12 years and served as Deputy Mayor for some time.[1] In the 1943 election, he defeated the incumbent, Charles Barrell from Labour, in the Hamilton electorate.[1][3] He died in office on 31 March 1945.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Death in Hospital". Auckland Star. LXXVI (77). 2 April 1945. p. 2. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 196. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Charles Barrell
Member of Parliament for Hamilton
1943–1945
Succeeded by
Hilda Ross