Kenneth Mark Comber (20 January 1939 – 6 December 1998) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party, and an accountant.
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Comber was born in New Plymouth. He received his education at St Joseph's Convent, New Plymouth Boys' High School, and Victoria University.He married Diane Holyoake, a daughter of Sir Keith Holyoake, in 1966, and they had three children together.
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He trained as an accountant and was chief accountant for National Electric (1969–1972), and then general manager of John H. Walker and Co. Ltd (1972–1973).
Comber joined the National Party in 1967 and was the secretary of the Wellington Branch (1970–1972).He represented the Wellington Central electorate in Parliament from 1972 to 1981, when he was defeated by Fran Wilde. In the Muldoon cabinet, he was under-secretary for Internal Affairs, Local Government, Recreation and Sport, Civil Defence, and Arts.
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In 1977, Comber was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, and in 1990 he received the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.
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The New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal was instituted by Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II on 9 February 1990. It was to be awarded only during 1990 to about 3,000 people selected in recognition of the contribution they have made to some aspect of New Zealand life, especially the various 1990 celebrations. Subsequently 3,632 medals were awarded.
Comber died of cancer in Wellington.
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