James Farmer (politician)

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1859 1860 2nd Marsden Independent
1867 1870 4th Raglan Independent

James Farmer (1823–1895) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in the Waikato region, New Zealand.

He represented the Marsden electorate from 1859 to 1860 (when he was defeated for Onehunga), and then the Raglan electorate from 1867 to 1870, when he retired. [1]

He was appointed to the Legislative Council on 3 July 1871, and served until he resigned on 29 July 1874. [2]

Having made his fortune from mining "speculation" at Thames he retired to live as a gentleman in London. On their 1875-76 visit to Britain, James Hector was delighted that Mrs Farmer takes all care of Mrs Hector off my hands which leaves me quite free (to visit fellow scientists). [3]

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References

  1. Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 195. OCLC   154283103.
  2. Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 76.
  3. Nathan, Simon (2016) [2015]. James Hector: explorer, scientist, leader (2 ed.). Lower Hutt: Geoscience Society of New Zealand. p. 138. ISBN   978-1-877480-46-1.
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Marsden
1859–1860
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Raglan
1867–1870
Vacant
Constituency abolished, recreated in 1911
Title next held by
Richard Bollard