Gilbert Carson (politician)

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Gilbert Carson (1842 – 4 March 1924) was an independent conservative Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Biography

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1896–1899 13th Wanganui Independent

Carson was born at sea in 1842 two weeks before the ship reached Auckland.[1] He was a Mayor of Wanganui for three consecutive terms.[2]

He unsuccessfully contested the Wanganui electorate in the 1890 election.[3] He was elected to the Wanganui electorate in the 1896 general election, and was defeated in 1899.[4][5]

In 1914, he was appointed to the Legislative Council and served one term until 1921.[6]

Carson owned and edited the Wanganui Chronicle.[7] He had bought the newspaper in 1874.[1]

Carson died on 4 March 1924.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c "Obituary". Auckland Star. LV (55). 5 March 1924. p. 15. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Borough Of Wanganui". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Wellington Provincial District. Wellington: The Cyclopedia Company Limited. 1897. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "The General Election, 1890". National Library. 1891. p. 1. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wanganui Electorate". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Wellington Provincial District. Wellington: The Cyclopedia Company Limited. 1897. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 188.
  6. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 151.
  7. ^ Labrum, Bronwyn. "Bullock, Margaret". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 

References

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Archibald Willis
Member of Parliament for Wanganui
1896–1899
Succeeded by
Archibald Willis


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