Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake

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Keith Jacka Holyoake

Birthplace: Mangamutu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Holyoake and <private> Holyoake (Eves)
Husband of Norma Janet Holyoake
Father of Peter Gordon Holyoake; <private> Holyoake; <private> Holyoake; <private> Holyoake and Lynley Norma Holyoake
Brother of Muriel Esther Topp; Oscar Allen Holyoake and Claude Henry Holyoake

Occupation: Farmer & Politician
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About Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake

Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, KG, GCMG, CH, PC, QSO, KStJ (11 February 1904 – 8 December 1983) was a New Zealand politician. The only person to have been both Prime Minister and Governor-General of New Zealand, Holyoake was National Party Prime Minister from 20 September 1957 to 12 December 1957, then again from 12 December 1960 to 7 February 1972. He was appointed as Governor-General in 1977 and served until 1980.

Holyoake is to date the third longest serving New Zealand Prime Minister (just under 12 years), surpassed only by Richard Seddon's 13 years and William Massey's close to 13 years; he was also the first to be born in the 20th century. He was known for his diplomatic style and "plummy" voice. He was also fondly (or mockingly) known as Kiwi Keith, a name given to him in childhood to distinguish him from an Australian child with the same name.

Source: -------------------- 13th Governor-General of New Zealand

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Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake's Timeline

February 11, 1904
Mangamutu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Age 29
New Zealand
September 9, 1937
Age 33
New Zealand
December 8, 1983
Age 79
Wellington, New Zealand
Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand