Capt. Daniel Johnston Riddiford, MC

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Capt. Daniel Johnston Riddiford, MC

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Birthplace: South Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: Died in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Henry Strother Riddiford and Jessie Meta Riddiford
Husband of Yvonne Ada Riddiford
Father of Simon John Riddiford
Brother of John Sydney Riddiford; Edward Anthony Riddiford; Rosamond Mary Vavasour and Phillipa Therese Riddiford

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About Capt. Daniel Johnston Riddiford, MC

Daniel Johnston (Dan) Riddiford MC (11 March 1914 – 26 October 1974) was a New Zealand politician of the National Party.

The Riddiford family is peppered with farmers and lawyers. Two cousins that went into a law partnership together are Earle and Daniel Johnston Riddiford.

Daniel Johnston was awarded the Military Cross during World War II and wrote about escaping from prisoner of war camps in a self-published book, Committed To Escape. He was MP for Wellington Central during the Holyoake government from 1960 to 1972, beating Frank Kitts in the 1960 general election. He was minister of both justice and labour, and attorney- general. One of his six children, Dan, manages Te Awaiti today.

The name Daniel runs in the family - there are seven family members to bear the name, says Daniel Johnston's widow, Yvonne.

Source: Wellington's founding fathers

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  • Wikipedia contributors, 'Dan Riddiford', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

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Capt. Daniel Johnston Riddiford, MC's Timeline

1914
March 11, 1914
South Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand
1958
May 18, 1958
Age 44
1974
October 26, 1974
Age 60
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand