Alec Monteith

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Alec Monteith
Alexander Lamont Monteith.PNG
Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Wellington East
In office
Preceded by Alfred Newman
Succeeded by Thomas Forsyth
Personal details
Born 15 December 1886
Woodville, New Zealand
Died 24 November 1972
Auckland, New Zealand
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Eva Monteith

Alexander Lamont Monteith (15 December 1886 – 24 November 1972) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament for the Labour Party and a trade unionist.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1922–1925 21st Wellington East Labour

Monteith was born in Woodville and was a farmer and storeman.[1] He was Secretary of the United Storemen's Union and later Secretary of the Wellington Tramways Union and the New Zealand Tramway Workers' Federation.[2]

Monteith represented the Wellington East electorate in the New Zealand House of Representatives between 1922 and 1925.[3] In the 1922 election, he was one of four candidates, with Thomas Forsyth of the Reform Party coming second.[4] In the 1925 election, he was beaten by Forsyth.[5] Monteith was also a member of the Wellington City Council.


  1. ^ Atkinson, Neill. "Monteith, Alexander Lamont - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  2. ^ (Gustafson, p. 162)
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 220. OCLC 154283103.
  4. ^ Hislop, J. (1923). The General Election, 1922. Government Printer. p. 4. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  5. ^ The General Election, 1925. Government Printer. 1926. p. 4. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  • Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament Edited by G.A. Wood (1996, Otago University Press, Dunedin)
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Alfred Newman
Member of Parliament for Wellington East
Succeeded by
Thomas Forsyth

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