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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1919–1922 20th Awarua Reform
1925–1928 22nd Awarua Reform

John Ronald Hamilton (1871–1940) was a New Zealand politician of the Reform Party.

Hamilton was born in 1871 in Forest Hill in Southland, where he received his education. He later moved to the nearby Winton.[1] He was the elder brother of Adam Hamilton.[2]

Hamilton unsuccessfully contested the Southland electorate of Awarua in the 1911 and 1914 elections, before he was successful in 1919.[1] He lost the 1922 election, but defeated Philip De La Perrelle of the Liberal Party in 1925,[1] but lost to him in 1928.[3]

In 1935, Hamilton was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Who's Who". Auckland Star. LVI (262). 5 November 1925. p. 10. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  2. ^ Gustafson, Barry. "Hamilton, Adam". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  3. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 111.
  4. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Joseph Ward
Member of Parliament for Awarua
1919–1922
1925–1928
Succeeded by
Philip De La Perrelle
Preceded by
Philip De La Perrelle
Succeeded by
Philip De La Perrelle