- Matthew Oram
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 a barrister and solicitor. In World War I he was a Captain in (Army) Base Records, Wellington.
He married Margarette Johnson in 1913.
- Who’s Who in New Zealand, 7th Edition 1961
- Lundy, Jim. "Oram, Matthew Henry 1885 - 1969". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=5O5. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
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