1912 – Born on the 5th of March in Wellington, New Zealand.
1934 – He studied at Victoria University College (now Victoria University of Wellington) and gained his degree
LLB (a degree of Bachelor of Laws in New Zealand.
1935 – He gained his LLM (Master of Laws) in Victoria University College.
1941 – He entered New Zealand army during the advent of World War II.
1945 – He was assigned to a unit sent to reinforce New Zealand forces in the Middle East.
1946 – He was a candidate of National Party for the new Wellington seat of Mt Victoria election, and won the
seat by 911 votes.
1951 – He became Minister of Health in New Zealand.
1957 – He became the deputy leader of the Opposition.
1972 – On the 7th of February, he became the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
1974 – He resign in his position as a Prime Minister of New Zealand.
1988 – He died on the 30th of August.