John Duncan (New Zealand politician)

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1908–1909 17th Wairau Independent
1909–1911 Changed allegiance to: Reform

John Duncan (1848 – 2 February 1924) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Born in Dundee, Scotland in 1848, Duncan emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1851, and was educated at Nelson College from 1863 to 1864.[1]

He was elected to the Wairau electorate in the 1908 general election, when he defeated former Mayor of Blenheim Robert McArtney.[2] Duncan was defeated in 1911 by Richard McCallum.[3]

He died at Picton on 2 February 1924[4] and was buried at Picton Cemetery.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scholefield, G.H., ed. (1940). Dictionary of New Zealand biography (PDF). 1. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. p. 221. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "The General Election, 1908". National Library. June 1906. p. 16. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 214. OCLC 154283103. 
  4. ^ "Mr John Duncan". The Press. 4 February 1924. p. 11. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cemetery records search: John Duncan". Marlborough District Council. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Charles H. Mills
Member of Parliament for Wairau
1908–1911
Succeeded by
Richard McCallum