Lee Martin (politician)
|15th Minister of Agriculture|
6 December 1935 – 21 January 1941
|Prime Minister||Michael Joseph Savage
|Preceded by||Charles MacMillan|
|Succeeded by||James Gillespie Barclay|
|Died||21 December 1950|
|Political party||Labour Party|
William Lee Martin, known as Lee Martin (1870 – 21 December 1950) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Martin was born in Oamaru in 1870. He was a painter and Secretary of the Wanganui Painters’ Union (1909–1912), and was also a dairy farmer at Matangi in the Waikato and involved in the Farmers’ Union. He was in the Salvation Army and Methodist Church.
He was unsuccessful when he stood for Hamilton in 1925, but in a 1927 by-election won Raglan, which he held to 1931. He then lost it to Stewart Reid of Reform, but won the electorate back in the 1935 general election.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: a biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 290. ISBN 0-474-00138-5.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Raglan
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