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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert McKeen
Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives
1950–1957
Succeeded by
Robert Macfarlane



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