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George Spooner

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George Arthur Spooner (25 May 1906 – 5 May 1975) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. Biography Early life and career Spooner was born on 25 May 1906 in Patea, one of six children, to Arthur Frederick (Fred) Spooner and Mary Ann Prouse. He became a blacksmith by trade, working at both the Patea Freezing Works and for the Wanganui Harbour Board. In 1926 he married Edith Annie Clarke with whom he had three children. While working for the Harbour Board, he became the chair of the Harbour Employees Union and the East Town branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. He saw active service overseas during World War II as an anti-aircraft gunner. Spooner became the secretary of the Wanganui Trades Council, leading him to politics. He became president of the Wanganui Branch of the Labour Party and later the Wanganui Labour Representation Committee. Political career He represented the Wanganui electorate from 1960,
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