George Munns

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George Munns
George Munns.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Roskill
In office
14 November 1928 – 2 December 1931
Preceded by Vivian Potter
Succeeded by Arthur Shapton Richards
Personal details
Born 1877
Died 1954
Political party United

George Charles Munns (1877–1954) was a United Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

George Munns was born in England in 1877 and later emigrated to New Zealand in 1892. He then took an interest in the mining business and became the chairman of directors of the Maoriland Mining Company.[1]

Political career[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1928–1931 23rd Roskill United

For seven years Munns was a member of the Gisborne Borough Council, including three years as the chairman of the council's works committee, an later he was a member of the Gisborne School Committee. After moving to Auckland he continued his interest in local politics and became President of the Roskill East Ratepayers' Association.[1]

He won the Auckland electorate of Roskill in the 1928 general election, but in 1931 he was defeated by the Labour candidate Arthur Shapton Richards.[2] In 1930 he became his party's senior Whip, serving in that capacity until his defeat.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who's Who". Auckland Star. LIX (271). 15 November 1928. p. 10. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 222.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 280.

References[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Vivian Potter
Member of Parliament for Roskill
1928–1931
Succeeded by
Arthur Shapton Richards
Party political offices
Preceded by
Alfred Murdoch
Senior Whip of the United Party
1930–1931
Succeeded by
Alfred Murdoch