| The Honourable |
John Howard Falloon
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
1977 – 1996
|Preceded by||Keith Holyoake|
|Born||17 February 1942|
Masterton, New Zealand
|Died|| 4 October 2005 63) (aged|
Bideford, New Zealand
|Spouse(s)||Phillipa "Peeps" Falloon|
|Relations||Ian Falloon, pioneer psychiatrist (cousin)|
|Cabinet||Cabinet of New Zealand|
John Howard Falloon CNZM (17 February 1942 – 4 October 2005) was a New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1977 to 1996, representing the National Party in the Pahiatua electorate.
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Pahiatua is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate in the Wairarapa region. It existed from 1896 to 1996, and was represented by nine Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Keith Holyoake for 34 years.
Falloon was educated at Bideford School, Lindisfarne College and Massey University, graduating with a diploma in sheep farm management.
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He was first elected to Parliament in the Pahiatua by-election of 1977, replacing Sir Keith Holyoake who had been appointed Governor-General. He retained his seat until he retired.
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After resigning from Parliament at the 1996 elections, Falloon worked with at-risk children and pursued business interests, such as becoming chairman or Wairarapa winery Lintz Estate.
He had been ill for several weeks after undergoing surgery in Wellington Hospital for a brain tumour and died at his home in Bideford, near Masterton, New Zealand in 2005.
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| Postmaster-General |
| Succeeded by|
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| Member of Parliament for Pahiatua |