Ritchie Macdonald (8 September 1895 – 14 March 1987) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.
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He represented the Ponsonby electorate from 1946 to 1963, and then the Grey Lynn electorate from 1963 to 1969, when he retired. The then Mayor of Auckland Sir Dove-Myer Robinson said about him when he retired: His is the old style of personal assistance. The majority of modern politicians do not know what that means.
Robert Chapman said that the Parliamentary superannuation scheme (introduced in 1946) .... encouraged thoughts of retirement even among Labour's sempiternal back-benchers for, after all, Ritchie Macdonald did retire, not die, in the end.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) . New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 214. OCLC 154283103.
- New Zealand Politics and Social Patterns: selected works by Robert Chapman; page 266 (1999, Victoria University Press, Wellington) ISBN 0-86473-361-5
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: a biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00138-5.
- "Old-style MP Dies". The New Zealand Herald. Auckland. 17 March 1987.
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|Member of Parliament for Grey Lynn
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