Arthur Osborne (politician)

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Arthur Osborne
Arthur George Osborne.tif
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Onehunga
In office
1938 – 1953
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Hugh Watt
Personal details
Born 14 March 1891
Died 15 November 1953
Political party Labour

Arthur George Osborne (14 March 1891 – 15 November 1953) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1936–1938 25th Manukau Labour
1938–1943 26th Onehunga Labour
1943–1946 27th Onehunga Labour
1946–1949 28th Onehunga Labour
1949–1951 29th Onehunga Labour
1951–1953 30th Onehunga Labour

In the 1925, 1928, and 1931 elections, he unsuccessfully contested the Waitemata electorate against the incumbent, Alexander Harris.[1][2][3] In the 1935 election, he unsuccessfully contested the Parnell electorate against the incumbent, Bill Endean of the Reform Party.[4]

He represented the Manukau electorate from a 1936 by-election (after the resignation of Bill Jordan) to 1938, and then the Onehunga electorate from 1938 to 1953, when he died.[5] He was succeeded in Onehunga by Hugh Watt.


  1. ^ The General Election, 1925. Government Printer. 1926. p. 1. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ The General Election, 1928. Government Printer. 1929. p. 5. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Election Counts". Auckland Star. LXII (291). 9 December 1931. p. 9. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Final Counts". Auckland Star. LXVI (288). 5 December 1935. p. 8. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  5. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 225. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Bill Jordan
Member of Parliament for Manukau
Constituency abolished,
recreated in 1954
Title next held by
Leon Götz
Constituency abolished in 1881
Title last held by
Maurice O'Rorke
Member of Parliament for Onehunga
Succeeded by
Hugh Watt

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