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Jack Scott (New Zealand politician)

William John Scott QSO (9 September 1916 – 30 October 2001), known as Jack Scott, was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1954–1957 31st Rodney National
1957–1960 32nd Rodney National
1960–1963 33rd Rodney National
1963–1966 34th Rodney National
1966–1969 35th Rodney National

Scott was born in 1916 at Te Awamutu. He was known as Jack Scott.[1] He received his education at Mount Albert Grammar School before he became a farmer.[2]

He represented the Rodney electorate from 1954 and held it to 1969, when he retired.[3]

He was a cabinet minister in the Second National Government under Keith Holyoake. He was Minister of Marine (1963–1969), Postmaster-General (1963–1969), and Minister of Broadcasting (1963–1967).[4]

He was chairman of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (since renamed to Heritage New Zealand) from 1970 to 1973.[2]

In the 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours, Scott was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services.[5]


  1. ^ Gustafson 1986, p. 94.
  2. ^ a b Gustafson 1986, p. 340.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 233.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 90.
  5. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 53697, 10 June 1994. Retrieved 11 January 2013.


  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Kinsella
Succeeded by
Allan McCready