Capt. Daniel Johnston Riddiford, MC
|Birthplace:||South Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Death:||Died in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand|
Son of Daniel Henry Strother Riddiford and Jessie Meta Riddiford
|Managed by:||Jason Scott Wills|
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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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