Matthew Oram

Matthew Oram
Blair Tennent, L King (Mayor of Foxton) and Matthew Oram (from left)

Sir Matthew Henry Oram MBE (2 June 1885 – 22 January 1969) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He was the 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 1950 to 1957.

In 1935, Oram was a candidate of the anti-Labour New Zealand Democrat Party.

He was the Member of Parliament for Manawatu from 1943 to 1957, when he retired.

He was awarded a M.B.E. in 1919, and was knighted in 1952.

He was born in Christchurch in 1885, and was educated at Wellington College and Victoria University of Wellington.

He was a barrister and solicitor. In World War I he was a Captain in (Army) Base Records, Wellington.

He married Margarette Johnson in 1913.


Political offices
Preceded by
Robert McKeen
Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Robert Macfarlane

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Oram — is an Old Norse surname particularly found in the North of England.[1] It refers to: Albert Oram, Baron Oram (1913–1999), British politician; MP from East Ham South ajit kumar Oram (contemporary), Indian man who has a tail; believed by some to be …   Wikipedia

  • Steve Oram — (born August 25, 1973) is an English comedian, actor, writer and musician.Steve s screen work has included the feature film It s All Gone Pete Tong (2004) which also starred Paul Kaye, Tittybangbang series 2 (2006) and 3 (2007) on BBC Three,… …   Wikipedia

  • Victoria University of Wellington Debating Society — The Victoria University of Wellington Debating Society (Inc.) or Debsoc as it is more commonly known, is a New Zealand University Debating Society. The society was formed in 1899, prior to the formation of Victoria University itself. VUW Debsoc… …   Wikipedia

  • Manawatu (New Zealand electorate) — Manawatu was a parliamentary electorate in the Manawatu Wanganui Region of New Zealand that existed during three periods between 1871 and 1996. Contents 1 History 2 Members of Parliament 2.1 1871 to 1890 2.2 …   Wikipedia

  • Wellington College (New Zealand) — For other uses, see Wellington College (disambiguation). Infobox NZ school name = Wellington College badge = motto = Lumen accipe et imperti Receive The Light And Pass It On type = Single Sex Boys State Secondary (Year 9 13) established = 1867… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Democrat Party (1934) — This article is about the pro business party founded in 1934. It should not be confused with the modern Democratic Party. The New Zealand Democrat Party was a political party in New Zealand, founded in 1934 with the purpose of opposing socialist… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand general election, 1935 — 1931 ← 26 (Māori) 27 November (general) 1935 → 1938 …   Wikipedia

  • 1969 in New Zealand — Population* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 2,804,000 E7B5 4CF2 B17C 15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls] * Increase since 31/12/1968: 31,000 (1.12%) * Males per 100 Females:… …   Wikipedia

  • Political and military events in Scotland during the reign of David I — are the events which took place in Scotland during David I of Scotland s reign as King of Scots, from 1124 to 1153. When his brother Alexander I of Scotland died in 1124, David chose, with the backing of Henry I of England, to take the Kingdom of …   Wikipedia

  • Évènements militaires et politiques qui ont marqué le règne de David I — Gravure sur le revers du Grand Sceau de David Ier, représentant David comme un chef de guerre. Les évènements politiques et militaires en Écosse durant le règne de David I regroupent les évènements ayant eu lieu en Écosse alors que David Ier d… …   Wikipédia en Français