Henry Greenslade

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Henry Greenslade
Henry Greenslade, 1905.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waikato
In office
1905   1911
Preceded by Frederic Lang
Succeeded by Alexander Young
15th Mayor of Thames
In office
Preceded byWilliam Scott
Succeeded byFrancis Trembath
Personal details
Henry James Greenslade

(1866-08-28)28 August 1866
Auckland, New Zealand
Died18 April 1945(1945-04-18) (aged 78)
Hamilton, New Zealand

Henry James Greenslade (28 August 1866 – 18 April 1945) was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.



New Zealand Parliament
1905 1908 16th Waikato Liberal
1908 1911 17th Waikato Liberal

Greenslade was born in Auckland, but came to Thames, where he grew up, with his parents when he was less than two years old. [1] He was Mayor of Thames in 1898–1900. [2] He resigned from the mayoralty in March 1900, as he had bought a farm in Ōhaupō in the Waipa District. [3]

He contested the 1899 election in the Thames electorate, but was beaten by James McGowan in the three-person contest. [4] [5] [6] He won the Waikato electorate in the 1905 general election, and held it to 1911, when he was defeated by the Reform candidate Alexander Young. [7]

In 1935, Greenslade was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal. [8] He died in Hamilton on 18 April 1945. [9]


  1. Cyclopedia Company Limited (1902). "Mr. Henry James Greenslade". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Auckland Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand . Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. "Mayors and Councillors of Thames". The Treasury. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. "Thames Mayoralty". Auckland Star . XXXI (70). 23 March 1900. p. 2. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  4. "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 1. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  5. "Electoral District of Thames". Thames Advertiser. XXIX (9510). 13 December 1899. p. 3. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. Wilson 1985, p. 215.
  7. Wilson 1985, pp. 201, 247.
  8. "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post . CXIX (105). 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  9. "Obituary: Mr H. J. Greenslade". New Zealand Herald. 19 April 945. p. 6. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Frederic Lang
Member of Parliament for Waikato
Succeeded by
Alexander Young