James Arnold (New Zealand politician)

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Arnold in c.1905

James Frederick Arnold (6 June 1859 – 10 July 1929) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament of the Liberal Party for various Dunedin electorates.

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Private life

Born in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, on 6 June 1859, Arnold was the son of Julius Arnold. [1] [2] The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1864. [1] James Arnold went on to become a bootmaker and trade union leader. [3] He was known as "the bootmakers lawyer" at the Industrial Conciliation & Arbitration (ICA) Court. [4]

Member of Parliament

New Zealand Parliament
YearsTermElectorateParty
1899 1902 14th City of Dunedin Liberal–Labour
1902 1905 15th City of Dunedin Liberal–Labour
1905 1908 16th Dunedin South Liberal–Labour
1908 1911 17th Dunedin Central Liberal–Labour

Arnold represented City of Dunedin (1899–1905), Dunedin South (1905–1908) and Dunedin Central (1908–1911) in the New Zealand House of Representatives. [5]

At the 1905 election, Arnold stressed his Independent credentials and said that the "present administration [i.e. Premier Richard Seddon's Liberal Government] were not all they should be", favoured the elective executive bill, and held himself at liberty to compel the Ministry to reconstruct. [6]

Death

Arnold died at his home in Timaru on 10 July 1929, [7] and was buried at Timaru Cemetery. [8]

Notes

  1. 1 2 "Obituary: Mr J. F. Arnold". Otago Daily Times. 11 July 1929. p. 13. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. "Channel Islands, select births and baptisms, 1820–1907" . Ancestry.com Operations. 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. Hamer 1988, p. 361.
  4. Hamer 1988, p. 186.
  5. Wilson 1985, p. 180.
  6. Whitcher 1966, p. 242.
  7. "Deaths". Otago Daily Times. 11 July 1929. p. 8. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  8. "Cemetery search". Timaru District Council. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

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New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
John A. Millar
Member of Parliament for Dunedin Central
1908–1911
Succeeded by
Charles Statham