Thomas Templeton Murray

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Thomas Templeton Murray MC MM (20 November 1891 – 28 July 1966) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1954–1957 31st Stratford National
1957–1960 32nd Stratford National
1960–1963 33rd Stratford National

Murray was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1891, and he received his education in his home country. He came to New Zealand in circa 1910. He fought in both World Wars; he served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I, and was awarded the Military Cross and Military Medal, and was a colonel in the second war.[1]

He represented the Stratford electorate from 1954, and he retired in 1963.[2] David Thomson succeeded him in Stratford.[3]

Murray died on 28 July 1966,[1] and he was buried at Kopuatama Cemetery, Stratford.[4]


  1. ^ a b Gustafson 1986, p. 335.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 222.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 240.
  4. ^ "Cemetery search". Stratford District Council. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 


  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6. 
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.