Leo Schultz

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For the British politician, see Leo Schultz (councillor).

Leo Charles Schultz, QSM (17 October 1914 – 9 June 1996), was a New Zealand farmer and a politician of the National Party.


Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1969–1972 36th Hauraki National
1972–1975 37th Coromandel National
1975–1978 38th Coromandel National
1978–1981 39th Hauraki National

Schultz was born in 1914 in Hawera. He received his education at Ngatea District High School, and afterwards became a dairy and sheep farmer.[1] In 1940, he married Evelyn Anne Bridgeman, the daughter of E. Bridgeman. They had two sons and two daughters.[2]

He joined the National Party in 1938 and was chairman of the executive in the Hauraki electorate (1958–1969). He served on local government for 23 years before his parliamentary career.[1]

He represented the electorate of Hauraki in Parliament from 1969 to 1972, Coromandel from 1972 to 1978 and then Hauraki again from 1978 to 1981, when he retired.[3]

In the 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours, Schultz was awarded the Queen's Service Medal for public services.[4]


  1. ^ a b Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 340. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  2. ^ Traue, James Edward, ed. (1978). Who's Who in New Zealand (11th ed.). Wellington: Reed. p. 242. 
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 233. OCLC 154283103. 
  4. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 53697, 10 June 1994. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
New Zealand Parliament
Constituency recreated after abolition in 1890
Title last held by
Alfred Cadman
Member of Parliament for Coromandel
Constituency abolished, recreated in 1987
Title next held by
Graeme Lee