John Mason Biography 1971

Barrister, solicitor (Mason, Dunn, & Fabian), Napier
Born: Hawke’s Bay, 1880, son of GM Mason; married 1928 Beryl L, daughter of TC Sanderson
Education: Wanganui College; VUW [Victoria University of Wellington] (chairman debating society);with HE Evans won Joynt Challenge Scroll 1906; president NZ Chess Association 1931-32, president Palmerston Lawn Tennis Club 1913-14; president Napier RSA [Returned Services Association] 1920-32 (life member 1932, gold star); president Napier AA [Automobile Association] & Cycling Club 1926-47; president Maraenui Golf Club 1931-38 (life member); president Hawke’s Bay centre NZ Swimming Association 1920-32; president Napier Chess Club 1920-47; Napier branch War Relief Association, vice-chairman HB Association; Napier Borough Council 1941-47; 1st chairman Greater Napier Committee; contested Napier seat 1922; Member of Parliament Napier 1925-28
King George Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Private address: 3 Cobden Rd, Napier

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