Robert McKeen

Robert McKeen

Robert McKeen (12 July 18846 August 1974) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party He was the twelfth Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 1947 to 1950.

He was the Member of Parliament for Wellington South from 1922 to 1946, then Island Bay from 1946 to 1954, when he retired.

He was born in West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland. He migrated to New Zealand in 1909, and worked in coal mines and a grocery store. He was a union official. He was on the Wellington City Council for 18 years, and the Wellington Harbour Board for 9 years.

He married Jessie Russell. He was Mayor of Otaki in the 1950s. He died in 1974.


Who’s Who in New Zealand, 7th Edition 1961.


* [ Biography at Trade Union website]

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