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Leonard George Lowry (1884 – 21 November 1947) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Leonard Lowry
Leonard Lowry.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Otaki
In office
1935–1946
Preceded byWilliam Hughes Field
Succeeded byJames Joseph Maher
Personal details
Born1884
London, England
Died21 November 1947
Auckland, New Zealand
Political partyLabour

BiographyEdit

Early life and careerEdit

He was born in London in 1884. He entered the English Civil Service but resigned so that he could travel abroad, settling in Lower Hutt in 1906. Before the First World War, he worked for Wellington City Council. During the war, he was on active service overseas until 1918. He was offered a job with the New Zealand Defence Force on his return, but declined, instead becoming a bookseller in Otaki. He remained in the job of bookseller until his death.

Political careerEdit

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Otaki Labour
1938–1943 26th Otaki Labour
1943–1946 27th Otaki Labour

While living in Otaki, he was a member on various boards: the Borough Council, the Licensing Committee, and the Fire Board. In 1935, he was elected member of Parliament for Otaki, and again in 1938. Between the years of 1943 and 1945, he was the Chairman of the Maori Affairs Committee of the House.[1] He retired from Parliament in 1946.[2]

DeathEdit

He died on 21 November 1947 while on a family holiday to Auckland.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parliament, New Zealand (1944). Parliamentary Debates: House of Representatives. p. 945. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 213. OCLC 154283103.
  3. ^ Parliament, New Zealand (1944). Parliamentary Debates: House of Representatives. p. 945. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
William Hughes Field
Member of Parliament for Otaki
1935–1946
Succeeded by
James Joseph Maher