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Fred Jones (politician)

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Preceded by  John Cobbe
Succeeded by  Tom Macdonald
Died  1966
Name  Fred Jones
Profession  Cobbler

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Prime Minister  Michael Joseph Savage Peter Fraser
Role  New Zealand member of Parliament

Frederick (Fred) Jones (c.1885–1966) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament and the Defence Minister during World War II.


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Early life

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Prior to entering Parliament, Jones was a bootmaker and trade unionist.

Member of Parliament

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Fred Jones was the Member of Parliament for two Dunedin electorates: Dunedin South from 1931 to 1946, and then St Kilda from 1946 to 1951 when he was defeated, and was also defeated in 1954.

He was Minister of Defence from 1935 to 1949, and Postmaster-General between 1935 and 1940 in the First Labour Government.

He was a member of the Dunedin City Council (1933–1937; 1950–1958), and was Deputy Mayor of Dunedin 1935–1937 and 1953–1956. Jones had previously contested the Mayoralty as the Labour candidate in 1928 unsuccessfully.

Later in life, he was the High Commissioner to Australia 1958–1960.


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