Fred Jones (politician)
|19th Minister of Defence|
6 December 1935 – 13 December 1949
|Prime Minister||Michael Joseph Savage
|Preceded by||John Cobbe|
|Succeeded by||Tom Macdonald|
Dunedin, New Zealand
Prior to entering Parliament, Jones was a bootmaker and trade unionist.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
He was a member of the Dunedin City Council (1933–1937; 1950–1958), and was Deputy Mayor of Dunedin 1935–1937 and 1953–1956. Jones had previously contested the Mayoralty as the Labour candidate in 1928 unsuccessfully.
Later in life, he was the High Commissioner to Australia 1958–1960.
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- Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: a biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00138-5.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.