Marshall, Jack

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Marshall, Jack Gender: M
Marshall, John Ross
born on 5 March 1912 at 23:34 (= 11:34 PM )
Place Wellington, New Zealand, 41s18, 174e47
Timezone ONZT h11e30 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°34' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°46 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°58'


New Zealand politician, National Party Prime Minister from 2/07/1972 to 12/08/1972. He retired from Parliament in 1975 after 29 years government service. He was Deputy Leader or Leader of the National Party for 17 years, a Minister for 20 of those years and held 20 different portfolios over that time.

Jack Marshall attended Whangarei High School, Otago Boys’ High School to 1930, then Victoria University, where he graduated with a BA, LLB and finally LLM. Becoming a barrister and solicitor in 1936, he was a law lecturer at

Victoria University from 1948 to 1951. Before WW II he traveled abroad in Europe and the US and returned to New Zealand in 1940 to enlist. He was commissioned and served with the 36th Battalion in the Pacific, seeing active duty in the Solomon islands campaign. A Major in 1944, he was second in command of the 35th Infantry Battalion. He also fought in 1945 in the final Italian campaign.

In 1946, Marshall was elected MP for Mt. Victoria, holding that seat until 1954 when he became MP for Kaori until 1975. After National became Government in 1949 he was appointed Minister assisting the Prime Minister and in 1951 became Minister of Health. After the 1954 he became Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and then when Holland stood down for Holyoake he briefly became Deputy Prime Minister.

National lost in 1957 but was re-elected in 1960 and Marshall was again Deputy Prime Minister and also Minister of Overseas Trade and Industry & Commerce. He kept these portfolios through most of the Holyoake Government. He negotiated NZ access to the EEC, signing the Australia Free Trade Agreement in 1965, leading to the CER (Closer Economic Relations ) still in force.

Marshall was a ardent Christian, active in the Presbyterian Church and was President of the NZ Bible Society and World Vice-President of the United Bible Societies. As an author, Marshall published a law book, several children’s books and his memoirs.

He died on 8/30/1988 of a heart attack. He was in England at the time en route to the World Council of the United Bible Society.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : End a program of study 1930 (Graduated Otago High School)
  • Work : New Career 1936 (Started working as solicitor and barrister)
  • Social : Joined group 1940 (Enlisted)
  • Work : Gain social status 1944 (Advanced to a Major)
  • Work : New Career 1946 (Member of Parliament representing Mt. Victoria)
  • Work : New Career 1948 (Lectured law at Victoria University)
  • Work : New Job 1949 (Minister assisting the Prime Minister)
  • Work : New Job 1951 (Prime Minister of Health)
  • Work : New Job 1954 (Attorney General and Minister of Justice)
  • Work : New Job 1960 (Deputy Prime Minister)
  • Work : New Job 7 February 1972 (11 months as National Party Prime Minister)
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  • Work : Retired 1975

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Garth Carpenter in his "Aspects of Astrology," from Marshall personally.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Attack, terminal)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (29 years in government positions)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Barrister, solicitor)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Soloman Island campaigns, Italian campaign)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Major)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Numerous positions, M.P.)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirs)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Law books)