William Henry Brown (18 June 1899 – 16 October 1967) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.
Brown was born in Napier in 1899, the son of Henry Stafford Brown and his wife Ellen Susannah Brown (née Day).
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He was a member of the Palmerston North City Council from 1931 to 1935.In 1953, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal.
Brown first contested the Palmerston North electorate at the 1957 election against the incumbent, Philip Skoglund of the Labour Party. That year, Skoglund was confirmed by the voters. However, in the 1960 election, Brown beat Skoglund by the narrow majority of 123 votes. The election night results had Skoglund in the lead, narrowly, but special votes overturned the initial result in Brown's favour. At the 1963 election, Brown had a 772-vote majority to Skoglund. The 1966 election was contested by Brown against Labour's Joe Walding, with Brown holding a 259-vote majority. Brown died in office in 1967.He was succeeded by Walding through a by-election later in 1967.
Brown died on 16 October 1967 in Kaiapoi while speaking at a function after the opening a section of the Christchurch Northern Motorway.
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