George Richard Herron

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George Richard Herron (1888–1967) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.


Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1944–1946 27th Awarua National
1946–1949 28th Awarua National
1949–1951 29th Awarua National
1951–1954 30th Awarua National
1954–1957 31st Awarua National

Herron was born in Pukerau in 1888. He worked as a blacksmith for five years, before farming for 33 years. He was associated with the Farmers Union, the breeding of Ayrshire cows and the Southland A & P Association.[1]

He represented the Southland electorate of Awarua from 1944 until his retirement in 1957.[2] Herron replaced James Hargest, who had been killed in World War II.[3]

Herron died in 1967.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gustafson 1986, p. 320.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 205.
  3. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 319.


  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  • 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
James Hargest
Member of Parliament for Awarua
Succeeded by
Gordon Grieve