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Alexander Moncur

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Preceded by  Prentice A. Kusabs
Political party  Labour Party
Succeeded by  Geoffrey Sim

Preceded by  Cecil Clinkard
Succeeded by  Murray Linton
Name  Alexander Moncur
Alexander Moncur
Born  8 March 1888 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (1888-03-08)
Died  16 June 1976(1976-06-16) (aged 88)

Alexander Francis Moncur (8 March 1888 – 16 June 1976) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Biography

Moncur was born in Melbourne in 1888, and arrived in New Zealand in 1906. He was a miner on the West Coast and Waihi, then in 1910 joined the New Zealand Railways as a guard. He was in the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, and was Auckland branch president 1912–1921. He worked at Rotorua, and owned a taxi business at Whakatane where he became a Borough Councillor 1925–1935.

He was the unsuccessful Labour candidate for the Bay of Plenty electorate in 1928, running against Kenneth Williams who had been returned unopposed in 1922 and 1925 (and was again unopposed in 1931).

He then ran for the Rotorua electorate in 1931. He represented the Rotorua electorate from 1935 to 1943, when he was defeated by Geoffrey Sim. He was in the RNZAF 1941–1942.

Later he was the Mayor of Rotorua from 1947 to 1953.

Moncur died in 1976 and was buried at Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei.

References

Alexander Moncur Wikipedia


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