Frank Rolleston

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Frank Rolleston
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Frank Rolleston
26th Minister of Justice
In office
18 January 1926 26 November 1928
YearsTermElectorateParty
1922 1925 21st Timaru Reform
1925 1928 22nd Timaru Reform

Rolleston first stood for Parliament in the 1905 election in the Timaru electorate. Whilst he "put up an excellent fight" against William Hall-Jones, [13] the incumbent Hall-Jones obtained 3479 votes versus 2432 votes for Rolleston. [14]

He represented the Timaru electorate from 1922, when he defeated, with a majority of 282 votes, Percy Vinnell of the Labour Party. [15] Rolleston and Vinnell contested the 1925 election, when Rolleston obtained a much increased majority of 2486 votes. [16] Rolleston lost the 1928 election against Rev Clyde Carr of the Labour Party, who would go on and represent the electorate until 1962. [17] [18]

Rolleston was a Cabinet minister, being the Minister of Defence, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General from 1926 to 1928 in the Reform Government of New Zealand. [19]

His brother John was also elected to Parliament in 1922 (representing Waitomo) and was also defeated in 1928. [20] [21]

Frank Rolleston was Mayor of Timaru from 1921 to 1923. [1]

Awards and death

Rolleston was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935, and the King George VI Coronation Medal in 1937. [1] He died on 8 September 1946 in Timaru. [1]

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "HON FRANCIS JOSEPH ROLLESTON". Timaru District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. Gardner, W. J. "Rolleston, William – Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. Rolleston 1971, p. 63.
  4. 1 2 Starky, Suzanne. "Rolleston, Elizabeth Mary – Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  5. "Linwood House". NZHPT. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  6. Rolleston 1971, pp. 74–75.
  7. Scholefield 1950, pp. 37–38.
  8. Rolleston 1971, p. 80.
  9. Rolleston 1971, p. 98.
  10. Rolleston 1971, pp. 100–101.
  11. Rolleston 1971, p. 109.
  12. Rolleston 1971, p. 107.
  13. "The coming elections". Wairarapa Daily Times. Vol. XXIX, no. 8281. 24 October 1905. p. 7. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  14. "The following are the results of the electoral poll for other districts". Bruce Herald. Vol. XXXXI, no. 96. 7 December 1905. p. 5. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  15. "South Island Seats". Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle. Vol. XVIII, no. 909. 12 December 1922. p. 2. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  16. "Amended Returns". The Evening Post . Vol. CX, no. 118. 14 November 1925. p. 8. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  17. "Amended Polling Returns". The Evening Post . Vol. CVI, no. 112. 17 November 1928. p. 10. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  18. Scholefield 1950, p. 99.
  19. Scholefield 1950, p. 47.
  20. Scholefield 1950, p. 136.
  21. Rolleston 1971, p. 131.

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