|16th Speaker of the Legislative Council|
|Preceded by||Walter Carncross|
|Succeeded by||Bernard Martin|
17 November 1873|
Gaffneys Creek, Victoria, Australia
|Died||31 December 1947
Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
|Political party||Labour Party|
Mark Anthony Fagan (17 November 1873 – 31 December 1947) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party and a union secretary.
Fagan was born at Gaffneys Creek, Victoria, Australia in 1873, and came to New Zealand about 1900 after several years in Australian mining towns. In the West Coast mining community he was the "voice of thoughtful militancy in the 'Red' federation" of Labour.
On 11 June 1930 he was appointed to the Legislative Council by the United Government, and at the end of each seven year term, he was reappointed twice. He was reappointed by the United/Reform Coalition on 11 June 1935, and was reappointed by the First Labour Government on 11 June 1944. He was Speaker from 18 July 1939 until his death. He was a Minister without portfolio in the first Labour Government from 6 December 1935 until 18 July 1939, and was acting Minister of Customs in 1939 when Walter Nash was overseas.
- Richardson, Len. "Fagan, Mark Anthony - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 76.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 88.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 49.
- "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Monica FAGAN (1873-1932)" (PDF). Hutt Valley Biographical Index and Genealogies website. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
- Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
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