Norman Kirk

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Norman Kirk
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Kirk in 1966
29th Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
8 December 1972 – 31 August 1974
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyHugh Watt
Governor-GeneralDenis Blundell
Preceded byJack Marshall
Succeeded byBill Rowling
19th Leader of the Opposition
In office
16 December 1965 – 8 December 1972
DeputyHugh Watt
Preceded byArnold Nordmeyer
Succeeded byJack Marshall
7th Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party
In office
16 December 1965 – 31 August 1974
Preceded byArnold Nordmeyer
Succeeded byBill Rowling
20th President of the Labour Party
In office
12 May 1964 – 11 May 1966
Vice PresidentJim Bateman
Preceded byMartyn Finlay
Succeeded byNorman Douglas
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Sydenham
In office
29 November 1969 – 31 August 1974
Preceded byMabel Howard
Succeeded byJohn Kirk
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Lyttelton
In office
30 November 1957 – 29 November 1969
Preceded byHarry Lake
Succeeded byTom McGuigan
Personal details
Born(1923-01-06)6 January 1923
Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died31 August 1974(1974-08-31) (aged 51)
Wellington, New Zealand
Resting placeWaimate Lawn Cemetery, Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand
Political partyLabour
Lucy Ruth Miller (m. 1943)
Children5, including John Kirk
RelativesJo Luxton (great-niece)
ProfessionRailway engineer

Norman Eric Kirk PC (6 January 1923 – 31 August 1974) was a New Zealand politician. He was the 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1972 until his sudden death in 1974.

Kirk joined the New Zealand Labour Party in 1943.

Kirk died of a pulmonary embolism in Wellington on 31 August 1974 at the age of 51.[1]

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  1. Grant 2014, pp. 380–1, 389–400.

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