Charles Poole

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Charles Poole
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Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Auckland West
In office
1905–1911
Succeeded by James Bradney
In office
1914–1919
Preceded byJames Bradney
Succeeded by Michael Joseph Savage
Personal details
Born1874
Ireland
Died1941
California, United States
Political party Liberal

Charles Henry Poole (1874–1941) was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

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Early life

Charles Poole was born in Ireland in 1874 before moving to Australia aged 11. [1] He was a seaman by trade and also spent time living in Canada before settling in New Zealand. [2] Upon arriving, he became an ardent leader of the local prohibition movement. [2]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateParty
1905 1908 16th Auckland West Liberal
1908 1911 17th Auckland West Liberal
1914 1919 19th Auckland West Liberal

Poole won the Auckland West electorate in the 1905 general election, but was defeated in 1911 by James Bradney of the Reform Party. He won the electorate back in 1914, and retired in 1919. [3] Poole was a dedicated Seddonite and possessed a rather aggressive oratory style, like Seddon himself. [2]

Death

Poole died in 1941 in California where he was cremated. His ashes were shipped to Auckland and interred there. [2]

Notes

  1. Hamer 1988, p. 365.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Postscripts". Evening Post. CXXXI. 19 May 1941. p. 6.
  3. Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 227. OCLC   154283103.

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References

New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Auckland West
1905–1911
1914–1919
Succeeded by
James Bradney
Preceded by
James Bradney
Succeeded by
Michael Joseph Savage