Alexander Kirkpatrick Biography 1971

OBE [Officer of the Order of the British Empire], Justice of the Peace, chancellor Venerable Order of St John in NZ & Knight of Grace
Born: Northern Ireland, 4 October 1898, son of Alexander Kirkpatrick; married 1926 Alice May, daughter of A McCorkindale; 1 son, 1 daughter
Education: Woodville District High School; All Black 1925, 1926, captain HBRU [Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union] team 1922 (holders of Ranfurly Shield 1922-27); past president NZRU [New Zealand Rugby Union]; member NZ Rugby Appeal Council 1957-
Retired general manager Nelsons, (NZ) Ltd, Hastings; director several companies; member Hastings City Council 1941-65; deputy mayor 18 years; chairman Napier Harbour Board; president  NZ Harbour Association; co-founder and chairman Lindisfarne College since 1952-; member board of governors Iona College 1944-; founder member Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay (PSSA) for Care of Children and Old People’s Home and Hospital 1946-; council member Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation 1962-
Recreation: rugby, shooting, interested in all sport
Private address: 308W Lyndon Rd, Hastings

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