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John Guthrie Wood Aitken

John Guthrie Wood Aitken

From 1905 until 1908, John Guthrie Wood Aitken was a member of parliament. A prominent Presbyterian, he advocated free secondary and tertiary education, supported Bible reading in schools and prohibition, and opposed gambling.

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Ian W. Fraser. 'Aitken, John Guthrie Wood', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)