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John "Jock" Mathison OBE (29 September 1901 – 12 October 1982) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He was a cabinet minister from 1957 to 1960 in the Second Labour Government. John Mathison served as Minister of Island Territories.
He was born in Peebles, Scotland, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1925. Originally a woollen worker (spinner), he joined the Christchurch Tramways in 1926, and later New Zealand Newspapers (publishers of the Christchurch Star-Sun). He was the president of the Tramways Union 1928–1932, and later Chairman of the Tramways Board. He was on the Christchurch City Council 1933–1958.
He was appointed an OBE in 1973, for services to politics.
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- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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