|23rd Mayor of Nelson|
|Preceded by||Trevor Horne|
|Succeeded by||Peter Malone|
Roy Alexander McLennan
30 October 1924
Wellington, New Zealand
|Died||18 September 2013 (aged 88)|
Nelson, New Zealand
Noeline Clark (m. 1948)
Early life and family
Born in Wellington in 1924, McLennan was the son of A.J. McLennan. He was educated at Rongotai College and, from 1940 to 1941, Nelson College. During World War II he joined the Royal New Zealand Navy and served in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as a Cadet (1943–45).
McLellan married Noelene Clark in 1948 and had two sons and a daughter. From 1950 to 1970 he was a civil engineering contractor and Director of R A McLennan Ltd, McLennan's Transport Ltd, Flaxmere Quarries, Concrete Metal Ltd, Amalgamated Contractors Ltd, and Bulk Bitumen Ltd.
From 1964 to 1970 he was National Secretary of the New Zealand Contractors Federation and from 1966 to 1971 the Scouts Association.
In 1970 he was elected to the Nelson City Council, becoming Mayor from 1971 to 1980. He was on the Nelson Harbour Board from 1971 to 1974.
During his term as Mayor a reclamation was proposed for residential purposes at Nelson Haven. There was strong public opposition and he decided at a public meeting that the proposal should not go ahead. He did not have Council support at the time for his decision and the matter took some time to be finally resolved in the objectors' favour.
- New Zealand Who's Who 1982
- Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
- Supplement to the London Gazette, No. 53154, 30 December 1992, p.30. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Nelson Mail 29 September 2008
- "Roy McLennan obituary". Nelson Mail. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Cemeteries database". Nelson City Council. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
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