John Andrew MacPherson

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MacPherson in 1928. John Andrew MacPherson.jpg
MacPherson in 1928.

John Andrew MacPherson (1856 – 21 July 1944) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party and the United Party.

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateParty
1905 1908 16th Mount Ida Liberal
1922 1923 21st Oamaru Liberal
1923 1925 21st Oamaru Liberal
1928 1931 23rd Oamaru United
1931 1935 24th Oamaru United

He unsuccessfully contested the Oamaru electorate in the 1899 election against the incumbent, Thomas Young Duncan. [1] In the 1902 election, he was one of four candidates for Oamaru and he came third. [2] [3]

He represented the Mount Ida electorate from 1905 to 1908, when he was defeated standing for the replacement electorate of Tuapeka. [4]

In 1922 he won the Oamaru electorate from Ernest Lee. The election was declared void, but MacPherson won the subsequent by-election. [4]

Lee won the electorate back from MacPherson in the 1925 general election, but again lost it to MacPherson in the 1928 general election. MacPherson then held it until 1935, when he was defeated by Labour's Arnold Nordmeyer. [4] [5]

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal. [6]

MacPherson died on 21 July 1944. [7]

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References

  1. "Electoral District of Oamaru". The Oamaru Mail . XXIV (7695). 12 December 1899. p. 3. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  2. "The General Election, 1902". National Library. 1903. p. 3. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  3. "Electoral District of Oamaru". The Oamaru Mail . XXVIII (8060). 29 November 1902. p. 3. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 217. OCLC   154283103.
  5. "Election Results". The Evening Post . CXX (137). 6 December 1935. p. 10. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  6. "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post . CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  7. "Untitled". The Evening Post . CXXXVIII (23). 27 July 1944. p. 6. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Alexander Herdman
Member of Parliament for Mount Ida
19051908
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Ernest Lee
Member of Parliament for Oamaru
19221925
19281935
Succeeded by
Ernest Lee
Preceded by
Ernest Lee
Succeeded by
Arnold Nordmeyer