Edwin Keating

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Edwin Joseph (Ted) Keating, CMG (29 October 1910 – 22 October 1987), was a New Zealand Member of Parliament for the Labour Party, academic and director of the Bank of New Zealand.

Biography

Early life and career

Keating was born in Aldershot, England in 1910[1] and arrived in New Zealand in 1926 alongside family members. He found employment with the New Zealand Post Office and attended the University of Auckland part-time, eventually graduating with a master of arts majoring in history.[2]

He married Rita Wigg in Dunedin in 1948 with whom he had four sons and one daughter.[2]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1954–1957 31st Hastings Labour
1957–1960 32nd Hastings Labour

At the 1953 local-body elections he stood unsuccessfully for the Wellington Harbour Board on a Labour ticket.[3]

Keating represented the Hastings electorate from 1954 to 1960, when he was defeated by National's Duncan MacIntyre.[4] He attempted to regain the seat in 1963, but was unsuccessful.

Later career

After politics he became a tutor and senior lecturer in industrial relations at Victoria University of Wellington.[5] Keating also served as a director of the Bank of New Zealand from 1975 to 1987.[2]

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1986 Queen's Birthday Honours for public and community services.[6]

Death

He died in 1987 in Wellington after a lengthy illness. He was survived by his wife, five children and three grandchildren.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 209.
  2. ^ a b c d "Former Hastings MP Dies". The Dominion. 24 October 1987. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Citizens Keep Majority on Harbour Board". The Dominion. 1 November 1953.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 209, 215.
  5. ^ Traue 1978, p. 160.
  6. ^ Taylor, p. 211.

References

  • Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
  • Honoured by the Queen by Alister Taylor
  • Who's Who in New Zealand by J.E. Traue (1978, Reed, Wellington)
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Sydney Jones
Member of Parliament for Hastings
1954–1960
Succeeded by
Duncan MacIntyre
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