William Blair Tennent

William Blair Tennent

William Blair Tennent (1898 – 1976) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party, and was a cabinet minister.

He was Minister of Education in the Second National Government from 1960 to 1963.

He represented the Palmerston North electorate from 1949 to 1954, when he was defeated by Philip Skoglund. He then represented the Manawatu electorate from 1957 to 1966, when he retired.

He was awarded a C.B.E. in 1973.

References

*"The First 50 Years: A History of the New Zealand National Party" by Barry Gustafson (1986, Reed Methuen, Auckland; has biographical appendix of National MPs) ISBN 0474001776
*"New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984" by J. O. Wilson (1985, Government Printer, Wellington)


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