John Blair Whyte

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John Blair Whyte in 1882
New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1879–1881 7th Waikato Independent
1881–1884 8th Waikato Independent
1884–1887 9th Waikato Independent
1887–1890 10th Waikato Independent

John Blair Whyte (1840 – 21 July 1914) was a Member of Parliament and Mayor in the Waikato Region of New Zealand.

He was the Mayor of Hamilton from December 1878 to December 1879, when he resigned. From 1879 he represented the Waikato electorate, until his retirement in 1890.[1] He was then a member of the Legislative Council from 1891 to 1897, when he resigned.[1] He was appointed from 22 January 1891 as one of seven new members (including Harry Atkinson himself) appointed to the Council by the outgoing fourth Atkinson Ministry; a move regarded by Liberals as a stacking of the upper house against the new government.


  1. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. pp. 166, 245. OCLC 154283103.
Political offices
Preceded by
Isaac Richardson Vialou
Mayor of Hamilton, New Zealand
Succeeded by
Thomas Dawson
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Frederick Whitaker
Member of Parliament for Waikato
Succeeded by
John Bryce

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