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Sir Keith Holyoake
b&w portrait photo of a man in his mid fifties
Keith Holyoake in 1960
13th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
26 October 1977 – 25 October 1980
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded bySir Denis Blundell
Succeeded bySir David Beattie
26th Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
12 December 1960 – 7 February 1972
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralCharles Lyttelton
Bernard Fergusson
Arthur Porritt
DeputyJack Marshall
Preceded byWalter Nash
Succeeded byJack Marshall
In office
20 September 1957 – 12 December 1957
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralCharles Lyttelton
DeputyJack Marshall
Preceded bySidney Holland
Succeeded byWalter Nash
1st Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
13 November 1954 – 20 September 1957
Prime MinisterSidney Holland
Preceded byOffice created[1]
Succeeded byJack Marshall
Personal details
Born11 February 1904(1904-02-11)
Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Died8 December 1983(1983-12-08) (aged 79)
Wellington, New Zealand
Political partyReform

Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake was the 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand. He served for a brief period in 1957 and then from 1960 to 1972. He was also the 13th Governor-General of New Zealand, serving from 1977 to 1980.

Holyoake was a Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. He used the following Post-nominal letters:


  1. "Keith Holyoake". New Zealand History. Retrieved 18 September 2016.