Thomas Philip (Tom) Shand (16 April 1911 – 11 December 1969) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.
The New Zealand National Party, shortened to National or the Nats, is a centre-right political party in New Zealand. It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.
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Shand was born in 1911 in Oamaru. He received his education at Christ's College, the University of Canterbury and the Canterbury Agricultural College.
Oamaru is the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, it is the main town in the Waitaki District. It is 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Timaru and 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Dunedin on the Pacific coast; State Highway 1 and the railway Main South Line connect it to both cities. With a population of 13,950, Oamaru is the 28th largest urban area in New Zealand, and the third largest in Otago behind Dunedin and Queenstown.
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On 8 February 1937 he married the medical doctor Claudia Lillian Weston. Her father, Claude Weston, was the first president of the National Party.
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He first stood for Parliament in 1943 against the incumbent Labour representative in the Marlborough electorate, Edwin Meachen, and was unsuccessful.At the next election in 1946, he was successful and held the Marlborough electorate until 1969, when he died.
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Shand died as a result of lung cancer on 11 December 1969,just twelve days after being re-elected in that year's general election.
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In the 1970 by-election to replace him, his son Anthony Shand stood as the National candidate to replace him, but was defeated in the greatest swing against a government since the 1935 general election.[ citation needed ]
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