Minister of Industries and Commerce

The Minister of Industries and Commerce in New Zealand is a former cabinet position (existing from 1894 to 1972) appointed by the Prime Minister to be in charge of matters of industrial and commercial growth and trade. In 1972 it was replaced with the new office of Minister of Trade and Industry.

List of ministers

The following ministers have held the office of Minister of Industries and Commerce.[1]

Key

  Liberal   Reform   United   Labour   National

No. Name Portrait Term of Office Prime Minister
1 Joseph Ward Joseph Ward c. 1906.jpg 20 January 1894 2 March 1896 Seddon
2 Thomas Thompson Thomas Thompson, 1884.jpg 2 March 1896 21 December 1899
(1) Joseph Ward Joseph Ward c. 1906.jpg 21 December 1899 23 November 1906
Hall-Jones
Ward
3 James McGowan James McGowan, 1908.jpg 23 November 1906 6 January 1909
4 Thomas Mackenzie Thomas Mackenzie.jpg 6 January 1909 10 July 1912
Mackenzie
5 William Fraser William Fraser MP.jpg 10 July 1912 26 July 1912 Massey
6 William Massey William Ferguson Massey 1919.jpg 26 July 1912 22 June 1920
7 Ernest Lee Ernest Lee.jpg 22 June 1920 13 January 1923
8 William Downie Stewart William Downie Stewart.jpg 13 January 1923 24 May 1926
Bell
Coates
9 Alexander McLeod No image.png 24 May 1926 28 November 1928
10 Alexander Young Alexander Young.jpg 28 November 1928 10 December 1928
11 John Cobbe John George Cobbe.jpg 10 December 1928 18 December 1929 Ward
12 James Donald James Donald, 1928.jpg 18 December 1929 28 May 1930
13 Philip De La Perrelle Philip De La Perrelle.jpg 28 May 1930 22 September 1931 Forbes
14 Robert Masters Robert Masters, 1922.jpg 22 September 1931 6 December 1935
15 Dan Sullivan Daniel Giles Sullivan (1941).jpg 6 December 1935 8 April 1947 Savage
Fraser
16 Arnold Nordmeyer Arnold Nordmeyer (1950).jpg 29 May 1947 12 December 1949
17 Charles Bowden Charles Bowden.jpg 12 December 1949 19 December 1950 Holland
18 Jack Watts Jack Watts.jpg 19 December 1950 26 November 1954
19 Dean Eyre No image.png 26 November 1954 23 March 1956
20 Eric Halstead Eric Halstead.jpg 23 March 1956 12 December 1957
Holyoake
21 Phil Holloway Phil Holloway.jpg 12 December 1957 12 December 1960 Nash
22 Jack Marshall Jack Marshall, 1972.jpg 12 December 1960 22 December 1969 Holyoake
23 Norman Shelton Norman Shelton.jpg 22 December 1969 9 February 1972
24 Brian Talboys Brian Talboys.jpg 9 February 1972 24 October 1972 Marshall

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