Arthur Grigg

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Arthur Nattle Grigg (1896 – 29 November 1941) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He was educated at Christ's College and was a farmer.[1]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1938–1941 26th Mid-Canterbury National

During World War I Grigg served in the Royal Field Artillery from 1916 to 1919. After returning home he married Mary Cracroft Wilson, with whom he had two sons and a daughter.[1] Grigg represented the electorate of Mid-Canterbury in Parliament from the 1938 election, when he defeated Horace Herring.[2] He was a Major in the NZEF in World War II, and was killed on 29 November 1941[3] when Brigadier Hargest’s headquarters in Libya was overrun.[1]

Prime Minister Peter Fraser described Grigg as "a young member of ability and promise".[1] Mary Grigg succeeded him in the Mid-Canterbury electorate[3] and became the first woman National MP, but retired when she remarried.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Killed in Action / Major A. N. Grigg, M.P." Evening Post. 1941-12-10. p. 9. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Mid-Canterbury Seat". Ellesmere Guardian. LIX (86). 28 October 1938. p. 5. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 110. 
  • The First 50 Years: A History of the New Zealand National Party by Barry Gustafson (1986, Reed Methuen, Auckland) ISBN 0-474-00177-6
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Horace Herring
Member of Parliament for Mid-Canterbury
1938–1941
Succeeded by
Mary Grigg


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