William Girling

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1922–1925 21st Wairau Reform
1925–1928 22nd Wairau Reform

William James Girling CBE (9 March 1882 – 7 September 1973) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

He was elected to the Wairau electorate in the 1922 general election, but was defeated in 1928.[1] He was elected as Mayor of Blenheim and served from 1945 to 1950.[2]

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[3]

In the 1950 King's Birthday Honours, Girling was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for public services, especially in the Marlborough provincial district.[4] He was appointed to the Legislative Council on 22 June 1950 as a member of the so-called suicide squad to vote for its abolition.[5]

Girling died in 1973 and was buried at Omaka Cemetery, Blenheim.[6]

References

  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 108.
  2. ^ Brooks, Cynthia (2011). Marlborough celebrating 150 years. Blenheim: Marlborough District Council. p. 494. ISBN 1927159024.
  3. ^ "Official jubilee medals". The Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  4. ^ "No. 38931". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 1953. p. 2814.
  5. ^ Wilson, J. O. (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 154.
  6. ^ "Cemetery records search". Marlborough District Council. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

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New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Richard McCallum
Member of Parliament for Wairau
1922–1928
Succeeded by
Edward Healy


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