George Pearce (New Zealand politician)

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YearsTermElectorateParty
1908 1909 17th Patea Independent
19091911Changed allegiance to: Reform
1911 1914 18th Patea Reform
1914 1919 19th Patea Reform

George Vater Pearce (1863 – 2 June 1935) was a New Zealand politician of the Reform Party.

He represented the Patea electorate in Parliament from 1908 to 1919, when he was defeated. In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal. [1]

He was born in Devon in 1863, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1875 or 1878. He was a farmer and a noted breeder of Leicester and Lincoln sheep. He was chairman of the Patea County Council for 13 years. He was a rugby player and mile runner. He died in Waitotara near Wanganui. [2] [3]

He was the great-grandfather of a National Party Minister of Finance, Ruth Richardson.

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References

  1. "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post . Vol. CXIX, no. 105. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. "Obituary". Patea Mail. 3 June 1935.
  3. "Obituary". Evening Post. 4 June 1935.