Sydney Jones

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See Sidney Jones (disambiguation) for persons of the similar name.

Sydney Ionoval Jones (23 May 1894 – 28 April 1982) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in 1894 at Makotoku, a locality some 68 miles (109 km) south of Napier in the Waipawa district.[1][2] He received his education from Hastings High School, Napier Boys' High School, Wellington Teachers' Training College, and the University of Victoria. Prior to finishing his tertiary education, he enrolled with the Samoan Expeditionary Force in 1914. Between 1916 and 1919, he went with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) to France, Belgium, and Germany. He completed his studies after the war and graduated from Victoria University with an MA (Hons) in economics.[1]

Jones then went teaching, first at Marlborough College and then at Hastings High School, where he became first assistant. In Hastings, he was president of the Old Boys Football Club and the local Returned Services' Association (RSA).[1]

Political career[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1949–1951 29th Hastings National
1951–1954 30th Hastings National

He won the Hastings electorate in the 1949 election from Labour's Edward Luttrell Cullen, but was defeated by Labour's Edwin Keating in 1954.[3]

Jones died in 1982.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Gustafson 1986, p. 324.
  2. ^ Cyclopedia Company Limited 1908, p. 536.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 191, 209.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 209.


New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Edward Luttrell Cullen
Member of Parliament for Hastings
Succeeded by
Edwin Keating