Gordon Hultquist

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Gordon Hultquist
Gordon Hultquist.jpg
Member of Parliament, Bay of Plenty
In office
28 November 1935 – 1 November 1941 
Preceded by Kenneth Williams
Succeeded by Bill Sullivan
Personal details
Born 1904
Bunbury, WA, Australia
Died 1 November 1941
Religion Salvation Army
Military service
Service/branch New Zealand Army
Years of service 1939–1941
Rank British&Commonwealth-Army-Lt(1920-1953).svg Lieutenant
Battles/wars World War II

Axel Gordon Hultquist, known as Gordon Hultquist (1904 – 1 November 1941) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Early life[edit]

Hultquist was born in Bunbury, Western Australia, an electrician and the son of a Swedish Salvation Army Officer.[1]

Political career[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Bay of Plenty Labour
1938–1941 26th Bay of Plenty Labour

Hultquist was on John A. Lee's campaign committee in 1931.

He represented the Bay of Plenty electorate from the 1935 general election to 1941.[2]


A territorial soldier, he volunteered on the outbreak of war in 1939. He enlisted in the New Zealand Army, and took part in the campaigns in Greece and Crete. He was a Lieutenant in the Signals Corps when he died in Egypt from influenza.[1]


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 206. OCLC 154283103. 

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New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Kenneth Williams
Member of Parliament for Bay of Plenty
Succeeded by
Bill Sullivan