Logan Sloane

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Logan Francis Sloane (8 August 1918 – 8 January 1980) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.


Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1960–1963 33rd Hobson National
1963–1966 34th Hobson National
1969–1972 36th Hobson National
1972–1975 37th Hobson National

Sloane was born in Omana near Dargaville in 1918, the son of J. H. Sloane. He received his education at Dargaville District High School. In 1945, he married Jean Nesbit Warne, the daughter of J. L. Warne. They had one son and one daughter.[1] Sloane participated in various sports and represented various areas in rugby and cricket.[1] He served with the New Zealand Engineers from 1940 to 1945.[1]

Sloane was the director of the Northern Wairoa Dairy Company (1955–1960). He was active with the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA) and was president of a local district for three years, and as vice-president of the Northland district served on the dominion executive.

He represented the seat of Hobson in Northland from 1960 to 1966, and from 1969 to 1975, when he retired.[2] In 1961 he was one of ten National MPs to vote with the Opposition and remove capital punishment for murder from the Crimes Bill that the Second National Government had introduced.

In the 1966 election, Vernon Cracknell, an accountant, who had come second in the previous two elections narrowly defeated Sloane, the incumbent (again, Labour was third).[3] Cracknell was the first representative in Parliament of the Social Credit Party. But as Cracknell did not prove a good performer in Parliament, and Social Credit ran a poor 1969 campaign, Sloane regained his seat with a substantial margin after three years and Social Credit lost its only MP.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Traue 1978, p. 252.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 235.
  3. ^ a b Wilson 1985, pp. 191, 235.


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  • Traue, James Edward, ed. (1978). Who's Who in New Zealand (11th ed.). Wellington: Reed. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.