Robert Loughnan

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Robert Andrew Loughnan (1 September 1841 – 14 September 1934) was a New Zealand farmer, journalist and politician. He was born in Patna, India on 1 September 1841.[1] He emigrated with his father and his brothers to Australia at around 20 years of age.[2] He was a Member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 6 May 1907 (he was originally summoned on 22 January 1907, but was found to be disqualified) until 5 May 1914, which was the end of his seven-year term.[3] Loughnan wrote a political biography of Joseph Ward.[1]

He died in Wellington on 14 September 1934 and is buried at Karori Cemetery.[2]



  1. ^ a b Laracy, Hugh. "Robert Andrew Loughnan". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Mr R. A. Loughnan". The Evening Post. CXVIII (65). 14 September 1934. p. 11. Retrieved 29 November 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "EP_obit" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 80. 

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