Born in Palmerston North, he qualified as a solicitor in 1913 and a barrister in 1919. He practised in Te Awamutu, Hamilton and Auckland. He was Chief Judge in Samoa 1929–1935 and a magistrate in Auckland 1941–1951. He wrote several law books, and, having served in the Army (as Major) in World War I, a history: With the Machine Gunners in France and Palestine.
Luxford initiated a number of reforms but was not successful in chairing the council, and in 1956 was defeated for Mayor by Thomas Ashby who had been the Auckland Town Clerk 1944–1955, and challenged his claim of waste (wasteful expenditure) inside the Council.
In the 1953 New Year Honours, Luxford was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.
- London Gazette (supplement), No. 39735, 30 December 1952. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- New Zealand Who’s Who 6th edition 1956
- Entry in Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
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