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Sir Thomas Edward (Tom) Skinner (1909 - 1991) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.

He represented the Tamaki electorate from 1946 to 1949, when he was defeated by Eric Halstead. He went on to lead the Trade Union movement as head of the New Zealand Federation of Labour. He was knighted (K.B.E.) in 1976.

In December 1937, a young union secretary Tom Skinner and family became the first tenants of a state house in Coates Avenue, Orakei. Savage (as he did in Miramar, Wellington in September) helped carry furniture in through the front door (Gustafson page 199).

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