| The Honourable |
|27th Minister of Māori Affairs|
13 December 1949 –26 September 1957
|Prime Minister|| Sidney Holland |
|Preceded by||Peter Fraser|
|Succeeded by||Keith Holyoake|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
1943 –26 September 1957
|Succeeded by||William Sheat|
|Born||7 May 1898|
|Died|| 15 June 1968 70) (aged|
New Plymouth, Taranaki
|Spouse(s)||Doris Eileen Sharp (m. 1923)|
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