Edward George Wright

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Edward George Wright (14 June 1831 – 12 August 1902) was an independent conservative Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Biography

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1879–1881 7th Coleridge Independent
1881–1884 8th Ashburton Independent
1890–1893 11th Ashburton Independent
1896–1899 13th Ashburton Independent

Wright was born in Woolwich, Kent, England, in 1831.[1] Wright came to New Zealand with his wife and two sons in 1857. He was trained as an engineer and contractor.[1]

He represented the Coleridge electorate from 1879 to 1881, then the Ashburton electorate from 1881 to 16 May 1884, when he resigned.[2] In the 1887 election, he contested the Avon electorate, but was defeated by Edwin Blake.[3] He was successful again in the 1890 election in the Ashburton electorate. In the 1893 election, he was defeated in the Rangitata electorate. He was once again successful in the 1896 election in the Ashburton electorate. He retired at the end of the parliamentary term in 1899.[2]

Wright died at Windermere, a locality between Hinds and Winslow, on 12 August 1902.[1] He was buried at Windermere Church.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Lawrence, Morag and Peter. "Wright, Edward George". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 247. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "The General Election, 1887". National Library. 1887. p. 2. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Late Mr. E. G. Wright". The Press. LIX (11352). 15 August 1902. p. 5. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
George Hart
Member of Parliament for Coleridge
1879–1881
Succeeded by
David McMillan
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ashburton
1881–1884
1890–1893
1896–1899
Succeeded by
William Walker
Preceded by
William Walker
Succeeded by
John McLachlan
Preceded by
John McLachlan
Succeeded by
John McLachlan


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