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Norman Kirk

1923 - 1974

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Norman Eric Kirk (6 January 1923 – 31 August 1974) was a New Zealand politician who served as the 29th prime minister of New Zealand from 1972 until his sudden death in 1974. Born into poverty in Southern Canterbury, Kirk left school at age 13 and joined the New Zealand Labour Party in 1943. He was mayor of Kaiapoi from 1953 until 1957, when he was elected to the New Zealand Parliament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Kirk has received more than 268,299 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Norman Kirk is the 16,844th most popular politician, the 138th most popular biography from New Zealand and the 28th most popular New Zealander Politician.

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Among politicians, Norman Kirk ranks 16,844 out of 15,577Before him are Roy Moore, Grazia Zafferani, Tibor Benedek, Mary Lou McDonald, Milton Latham, and Saif al-Arab Gaddafi. After him are Alexander Dobrindt, Barbara Pompili, Laurent Wauquiez, Orly Levy, Norman Lamont, and Jackie Speier.

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Among people born in 1923, Norman Kirk ranks 427Before him are Don Barksdale, Moira Lister, Kenny Rollins, Anthony Bevilacqua, John Mortimer, and Hugh Shearer. After him are Gloria Henry, Ray Lumpp, Dora Bryan, and James Abdnor. Among people deceased in 1974, Norman Kirk ranks 237Before him are Anders Lange, Patricia Collinge, Ken Myers, Dorothy Fields, Eric Linklater, and John Crowe Ransom.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Norman Kirk ranks 138 out of 248Before him are Marilyn Waring (1952), Aaron Jeffery (1970), Nanaia Mahuta (1970), Valerie Adams (1984), Chris Wood (1991), and Thomasin McKenzie (2000). After him are Richie McCaw (1980), Archie Thompson (1978), Bill Rowling (1927), Ivan Vicelich (1976), Joe Earl (1952), and Grant Bowler (1968).

Among POLITICIANS In New Zealand

Among politicians born in New Zealand, Norman Kirk ranks 28Before him are Keith Holyoake (1904), Jim Bolger (1935), Jerry Mateparae (1954), Geoffrey Palmer (1942), Robert Muldoon (1921), and Nanaia Mahuta (1970). After him are Bill Rowling (1927), Ian Ferguson (1953), Georgina Beyer (1957), Judith Collins (1959), and Marc Ryan (1982).