|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for Auckland West
|Succeeded by||James Bradney|
|Preceded by||James Bradney|
|Succeeded by||Michael Joseph Savage|
California, United States
Charles Henry Poole (1874–1941) was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.
Charles Poole was born in Ireland in 1874 before moving to Australia aged 11.He was a seaman by trade and also spent time living in Canada before settling in New Zealand. Upon arriving, he became an ardent leader of the local prohibition movement.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|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.Poole was a dedicated Seddonite and possessed a rather aggressive oratory style, like Seddon himself.
Poole died in 1941 in California where he was cremated. His ashes were shipped to Auckland and interred there.
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Michael Joseph Savage
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